Foræva: A Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski collaborated with fashion designer Lana Dumitru and architect Vlad Tenu on the creation of a dynamic Swarovski crystal dress that takes advantage of some of the most cutting-edge technologies available today.

The two London-based Romanians recreated the rich, vivid tones of a traditional Rumanian rug in this otherworldly dress with over 25,000 Swarovski crystals; they behave like vibrant 3D pixels that appear to undulate in patterns of geometric fluidity, thanks to the sculptural surface texture of the design. The finished version of the Foræva dress came to life thanks to 3D simulations, algorithmic design and digital prototyping, as well as a team of 15 people working diligently over the course of months.

A short film created to accompany the dress describes that Foræva was created “for Æva – the symbolic character coming from the future to inspire and guide us through the rediscovery of our quintessential values, opening a constellation of new possibilities for shaping our future heritage.