The Swarovski jewels wind and twist against a brooch, a necklace and a cuff within the collection. Representing Karl Lagerfeld's signature colors, naturally black stones are incorporated into each jeweled piece. The Swarovski and Karl Lagerfeld collaboration is both intriguing and unique.
Implications - With the recent downturn of the economy, high-end fashion labels are becoming more willing to form partnerships with companies that skew more middle-class. These inclusive and effective collaborations bridge the gap between the exclusive fashion world and the everyday shopper. It widens the reach of the high-end designer while providing the cooperating brand with the rub of high-fashion legitimacy.