CRYSTAL CLEAR: Swarovski has begun accepting applications for the latest installment of its Swarovski Collective, which provides financial and product support to emerging designers in the world’s four main fashion capitals.

Applications will be accepted until May 20 at Successful applicants will work with Swarovski for the spring 2017 and fall 2017 seasons, collaborating with the firm on campaigns, events, and product collaborations. In a statement, the company said: “Collective members will also benefit from support with retail partnerships.”

At the end of the program’s run, the collective member deemed to be the most innovative in their use of Swarovski crystals will receive the Swarovski Collective award.

Prior collective participants include Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane.