Swarovski ladies triumph against the USA in their debut Coronation Cup Day match
Victorious team cuts a dash in Emily London bespoke crystallised Helmets
The Swarovski England Ladies polo team triumphed in their match against the US ladies team on Royal Salute Coronation Cup Day (July 29) at Guards Polo Club, sporting bespoke helmets by Emily London.
The Swarovski England Ladies polo team were victorious in their fast-paced match against the US ladies on Coronation Cup Day, winning 8-3 to claim the coveted Diamond Jubilee Trophy. Following the match, England’s Hazel Jackson was named Swarovski’s Most Valuable Player. The test match marked the first time that ladies teams have competed on Royal Salute Coronation Cup Day, the most prestigious annual international polo day in the world.
Swarovski is sponsoring the England Ladies team for the 2017 season to celebrate the inspirational players, whose strength, grace and precision reflect the values of the brand. As the popularity of women’s polo increases, Swarovski is proud to shine a light on women’s empowerment as part of its mission to promote women’s sport. In addition to its sponsorship of the Swarovski England Ladies, Nadja Swarovski presented the inaugural Swarovski Most Outstanding Lady Player award to Hazel Jackson at the Polo Awards in June.
Bespoke Swarovski crystal helmets
Swarovski collaborated with renowned milliner Emily Baxendale of Emily London to decorate the Armis helmets worn by the Swarovski England Ladies team on Coronation Cup Day. Inspired by the red rose motif of English polo, Baxendale hand-embellished rose fabric with precision-cut Swarovski crystals.
Emily Baxendale commented: “Working with Swarovski enabled us to combine the core of conventional millinery with a new and exciting medium. Introducing the luminosity crystal added depth and texture to the design, enriching the colours and enhancing the look.”