Marios Schwab demonstrated spectacular technique at his Spring/Summer 2015 show, borne on the back of what appeared to be simple designs. Yet, a closer look shows fluid tailoring engineered with unexpected open inseams, bi-level hemlines, thigh-high slits, and angular cutouts. Awash with unique engineering, Schwab’s collection fused the best parts of minimalism – flat fabrics, clean lines, unembellished surfaces – with the best parts of feminine style – romantic fabrics, figure-enhancing fits, and flowing cutaways. Art prints that depicted volcanic ruins were used to bring earthbound geography to his high-flying collection. Schwab also dedicated the first part of his collection to menswear looks that gave boxy boleros the trench-coat treatment and presented trousers with fold-and-tuck details. The show closed with two elegant column gowns, with side paneling held down with contrast tabs.
For Spring/Summer 2015, Schwab dedicated his work to revealing the female body in ways that didn’t rely on stripping back to show too much. Tacit wearability and versatility follow this type of dedication, because we all want to look our best even when we don’t feel like we look our best.
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