For spring, Marios Schwab married the sculptural with the fluid in a collection that paid thought to the body in motion, inspired by the way composed light falls across architectural landscapes and drawing on his grecian roots to create a jigsaw puzzle of asymmetry.
Giving a strong nod to sharp tailoring, the collection played with crisp whites and pigmented shades of teal, black and beige-grey, with pops of geometric print on contrasting fabrics. Fragmented Herculaneum prints are illustrated across billowing skirts. He was able to create strong, bold looks that were kept feminine and soft with draped fabric and floating skirts.
Notable looks included a deconstructed white shirt-dress with cut out shoulders and a floor length beige-grey waistcoat over tailored ankle-grazers. Both of these looks summarised the structured and graphic elements of the collection with fluid touches, such as the billowing coat tails.
Evening wear featured less structure and more movement, toying with gauzy fabrics and slits to give a playful edge. A combination of A-line dresses, handkerchief skirts and basic shift silhouettes formed the DNA of modern evening wear.
The girls were styled with controlled-but-windswept hair, and striking brows above a curve of teal liner that fell on the crease of the eye-lid, courtesy of Val Garland. Gilded jewellry moulded the anatomy, caging the models' delicate looks in gold, ‘a personality unburdened by restraints.’
Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2015 Looks:
Runway Photography: Courtesy of Starworks Group