Swarovski teams with renowned fashion editor and eminent member of the international fashion royalty Anna Dello Russo to sustain the polymorphous fashion and philanthropy project ADR Beyond fashion.
On the night of February 24, a special auction of Anna Dello Russo’s treasured fashion archive pieces will be held in Milan to coincide with the launch of the ADR book. Starting at very affordable prices to make the fashionable dream accessible to a wide audience of fashion enthusiasts, all the revenues from the auction will be devolved to the Swarovski Foundation Scholarship Program, the Swarovski organization devoted to sustaining young fashion talents of the future. The auction will be followed by a dinner, co-hosted by Nadja Swarovski and Anna Dello Russo.
Nadja Swarovski and Anna Dello Russo are passion-driven, successful creatives who have built their respective careers on identical, deeply felt values. Nadja is a member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer. A global patron of design for the company, she keeps building relationships with the fashion, jewelry, architecture, design, film and art industries and commissioning innovative projects. Anna is a renowned tastemaker: her vision has shaped hi-impact fashion imagery for Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and Vogue Japan, where she is currently the fashion director. As women working in the fashion industry, Nadja and Anna believe in and promote the idea of feminine empowerment, which they make happen exploring the magic of fashion to turn dreams into reality using beauty as a tool. Both led by a strong ethical sense, Nadja and Anna think personal success is a vantage point to help the younger generations. This in no mere statement for both of them, but an effective action plan. Their support for young talent, thereafter, is made possible providing bursaries through the Swarovski Foundation Scholarship Program. Likewise, Anna’s fashion treasures are sensitively priced in order to draw in everybody who loves fashion, regardless of their age or status. A democratic spirit is the ultimate value that links Nadja Swarovski and Anna Dello Russo.
Nadja Swarovski says “Anna Dello Russo is an inspiring force in the fashion world, and Swarovski is delighted to partner with her on this project, which combines two values that are so important to us: creativity and philanthropy. It is also our pleasure to announce that Anna will work with us to design an Atelier Swarovski jewellery collection in her signature glamorous style for Autumn/Winter 2018”.
Anna Dello Russo adds “For me Swarovski has always been synonymous with glamour, dreams and magic. What I like about Nadja is her ability to combine a bold aesthetic with a strong ethical conviction. We are both passionate about fashion and the new generation, which have brought us together to collaborate on this project”.