Combining influences taken from different cultures, eco-friendly products, the spirit of youthfulness, and of course her father, Crystal Audigier is redefining high-end casual wear with her line Crystal Rock. The designs are bright and bold, resembling wearable art, and are meant to celebrate all ethnicities and walks of life.
Daughter of famed French fashion designer Christian Audigier, Crystal was born and raised enriched in music, art and fashion. At the age of 15 she acted upon her inherited aspirations and started her own fashion line, citing her father as her mentor and biggest influence. She also pulls inspiration from her fascination with Andy Warhol’s early muse, Edie Sedgwick. “She managed to catch everyone’s attention everywhere she went, despite her traumatic life,” Crystal explains. Add this to her California roots and international travel experience, with the desire to represent a wide array of cultures. “I love to travel. I grew up on an island called Bali, which I absolutely love, but Europe intrigues me. London, Paris, Avignon, St. Tropez!” she adds. Crystal Rock is the newest brand to join Christian Audigier (of course!), Ed Hardy, Paco Chicano, SMET, Chuck Boyd and C Bar A.
Crystal finds the time to conceive and sketch her collections after school and on weekends. “I was lucky to grow up with such a successful designer right by my side. My father never sat me down asking me to memorize a list of rules to work by. It was more of a watch-and-learn process. I’ve learned the business through my own observations,” Crystal says. A unique style with use of flocking, foil and rhinestones is combined with Christian Audigier’s personalized touches, coming together for one message: representing women’s empowerment, authenticity and that all women are beautiful regardless or race, creed or color.
Crystal Rock is popular with retailers, celebrities, teenage girls and grown women alike, and with good reason. The pieces are comfortable, stylish and 100% eco-friendly (chemical and pesticide free organic cotton). On top of that, who could resist clothes influenced by the Godfather of Rock N’ Roll fashion? The designs have been seen on celebrities such as Madonna, Heidi Klum, Mena Suvari ad Britney Spears. One of the reasons it is probably so popular is that each piece is produced in limited and numbered editions, usually down to around one thousand each world-wide.
Pick out some of the high-fashion organic graphic tees, like the one with a hot pink skull and guitar splayed across the front, or a newspaper print tee with splashes of color as if paint is dripping down the cotton. Or spend a night out in a well-fitted tunic, covered in an American, British or French flag with faces of music or art legends. Check out the eyecatching foiled leggings or jewel-encrusted jeans, or maybe you’re more of an accessory buff. If so, you’ll enjoy the Geisha Sublimation cap, or a brightly patterned comic book or postage to Brazil knit hoodie. All the pieces are limited editions, and since they are carefully hand-crafted, no two are exactly alike.
Check out the designs and shop at www.shopcrystalrock.com.