Jitka Klett, a fashion designer, was born in Slovakia. Her work is known not only in Europe, but in the countries of the Middle East as well. Her studio is situated in the Grömling Palace built in rococo style on the Lesser Town Square, which is the historical centre of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is a place where women´s secret wishes are fulfilled, a place which they leave in unique, custom made gowns of exceptional beauty. Jitka Klett designs and makes both elegant dress for everyday wear and luxurious gowns for social events and amazing wedding dresses. Two of her outstanding wedding dress designs have brought together Jitka Klett and Preciosa.
The famous Millennium DanceSport Championships competition annually attracts thousands of dance fans to Tampa, Florida. This American competition is not only a showcase of the best dancers, but also their dazzling dresses and costumes, which are so often decorated with cut glass stones. For the second year running, Preciosa, as the world leading manufacturer of crystal components, once again became the general sponsor of this prestigious dance competition.
The first ever ICE Crystal Jewellery Awards has its winners: Min Jin Lee and Alexia Innis! Both students from the well-known F.I.T, Min Jin and Alexia’s designs best embodied the spirit and requirements of the competition which were to balance artistic originality, current fashion trends and product marketability. Preciosa presented the cheque to the talented winner and runner-up at the evening gala of the 2014 Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball.
The Ennyluap fashion star is on the rise. In April, this U.S. brand once again found itself in the folds of Britain’s prestigious Vogue magazine – and featured alongside it was PRECIOSA. The Designer Profile section focused on PRECIOSA and Ennyluap’s collaboration on the 2014 Spring/Summer collection, which was successfully introduced at last fall’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
This spring come and see the latest jewellery collection of PRECIOSA machine-cut glass, cubic zirconia, and other synthetic jewellery components. Come by our booth no. S10574at the prestigious JCK Las Vegas tradeshow – one of the most significant North American and international jewellery events of the season!
The inaugural year of the ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards design competition, sponsored by the Accessories Magazine fashion magazine and Preciosa, brought incredible results in the form of submitted pieces from student artists this past March. And, our expert panel of judges has now picked the six finalists!
Once again the start of February saw the resumption of the Fashion Week marathon: the series of week-long shows that, like glittering ribbons, encircle the key metropolis‘ of the world. The Fashion Week season traditionally begins in New York , then moves on to London, Paris , Milan and other fashion centers around the globe. Preciosa crystal components shone at this year's first fashion show with the Venexiana designer brand which presented its latest styles on February 8th front and center in the main hall of New York's Lincoln Center.
Paris and Moscow, western and eastern European fashion capital cities, hosted important textile fairs in the second half of February - renowned Modamont and important Russian Textillegprom 2014. There are thousands of companies exhibiting at these fairs which are regularly visited by tens of thousands of designers, decision makers, trend hunters, producers and businessmen. Preciosa, a world leading producer of crystal components for jewellery, clothing and accessories, participated at both these fairs, where the global trends have been traditionally set.
Get to know the jewellery and accessories colour trend forecast brought to you by Preciosa and Pantone. The new Spring/Summer 2015 Preciosa & Pantone colour palettes are sure to be inspirational not only for designers, but also useful for manufacturers and fashion retailers who want to gain an understanding of future trends and gain an edge over their competition.
The seasonal wave of international tradeshows has begun once again, and Preciosa, the leading global producer of crystal components for the jewellery and textile industries is – of course – riding the crest! Stones from the Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH Crystal™ collection made their first brilliant début in 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, where the prestigious Inspira+ and Première Vision fairs opened in the second half of January.
Hana Havelkova is one of the Czech Republic’s most successful fashion designers. She has received many awards and her work is sought after and respected in many countries. She developed her own brand in 1991, and her HH label reflects finesse, excellent workmanship, and an unerring eye for elegant curves. Hana Havelkova’s work includes a line of limited collection fashion as well as tailor-made apparel specifically for her clientele. This designer is, however, best known for her spectacular evening gowns and wedding dresses.
Tresor Paris is world famous for its diamonds, crystal fashion jewellery, elegant watches and stylish accessories. What is less widely known is that Tresor Paris is also a brand that stands for helping others. This British jewellery company is a major contributor to various domestic charities which support cancer patients, abused children, as well as a variety of community and sports events.
As we start to strategize and prepare the next set of trends (FW 2014/15) for you with our partner Pantone, we are excited to introduce the Pantone colour of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid – and its matching counterpart from Preciosa’s colour palette, Fuchsia.
In late October, the world's fashion industry elite gathered at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Art for the announcement of the winners of the prestigious 2013 WGSN Global Fashion Awards design competition. The London museum played host to over 400 guests that included celebrities, designers, fashion retailers, and representatives of popular brands of clothing, footwear, and accessories. Preciosa, a world leader in crystal component production was, of course, also present at this VIP event.
Innovation, Creativity, and Excellence: these three attributes form the foundation of the jewellery industry. And, it is these three attributes that gave rise to the name of a new challenge for young jewellery designers – the ICE Crystal Jewellery Awards. Creating this new competition, which starts this October and ends in May of 2014, involved three key organizations from three different areas of the jewellery business: Preciosa, the leading manufacturer of crystal components; the fashion magazine Accessories; and New York’s design school, F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology).
Preciosa, a.s. will take part in the Italian Linapelle Tradeshow in Bologna this October. For over thirty years, this show has focused on leather goods, accessories, fashion, furniture, and components for the footwear industry.
The world jewellery, just like all other branches of the fashion industry, lives and breathes with short-term colour trends and forecasts. These are set long before the actual products hit the market. As a result, having colour predictions well in advance is particularly useful for designers and manufacturers who want to keep in step with the world of fashion. It is primarily for them that we at Preciosa and Pantone have created this latest Fall/Winter 2014-15 jewellery and accessories colour trend forecast.
Preciosa is stepping out in style in Paris this September. For the first time this year, we will be part of the prestigious Modamont textile tradeshow, at which all professionals from the fashion industry gather at each year. And this year, Preciosa, the premier international manufacturer of crystal components, will take part in this prominent celebration of fashion and beauty.
This August in Stuttgart, Preciosa, the world leading manufacturer of Czech crystal jewellery components, became the general sponsor of the prestigious German Open Championships in dance. It is the second time Preciosa has sponsored this competition with its long tradition. This year's event was attended by 4,195 dancers from 56 countries.
Preciosa is proud to announce its new partnership with the US design company, Ennyluap LLC. Ennyluap (pronounced in-a-lope), created by designer Amanda Williamson, is an upscale clothing label dedicated to timeless style, and high quality for women. Ennyluap, which lives by its motto of "Timelessly Bold", was featured in July edition of British Vogue. This top fashion magazine showcased Ennyluap in connection with the following news break – and a prestigious recognition of its creativity: Ennyluap was invited to New York’s Fashion Week!
Make and Sell Jewellery magazine launched the Make & Sell Jewellery Awards 2013 in the June issue. Readers and online visitors were asked to choose their favourites from the most popular jewellery-making retailers, companies, products and designers. Preciosa has been nominated in the category Best Overall Bead Brand.
The Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team category, which we are sponsoring at this year‘s renowned WGSN Global Fashion Awards design competition, now has its finalist shortlist! This select group was publicly nominated during the Shortlist Announcement Cocktail Party, held in the London St. Martins Lane Hotel on the same day that Prince William‘s and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s son was born.
WGSN, Worth Global Style Network, is the worldwide leader in fashion trend forecasting. Preciosa as the leading producer of crystal fashion jewellery components is also highly interested in the trends. In cooperation with the renowned colour trend setting company Pantone, Preciosa has been publishing regular trend forecasts for fashion jewellery and accessories since 2010 and has therefore decided to support one of the most prestigious events organized by WGSN – the Global Fashion Awards.
Preciosa, a.s. exhibited at the Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair in Hong Kong again. Visitors of the biggest jewellery fair in Asia have acquainted with the Pantone Spring/Summer 2014 and, of course, with MAXIMA, the main topic of the Preciosa's booth.
The new colour trends forecasting for jewellery and accessories from Preciosa and Pantone is here! You can find there a colour selection of crystal stones, beads and other components from Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ that match the Spring – Summer 2014 fashion colour forecast by Pantone. Of course, Preciosa also supplies crystal components from its top lead-free product line MAXIMA in this season´s colours.