Marios Schwab London Fashion Week RTW 2008 Gallery
As much as I struggled with Marios Schwab's column silhouette last season I was a little disappointed he hadn't stuck with it as it had bags of potential.
I couldn't stay sad for long though, as he came up with a collection which made the models look like crew on some kind of futuristic Grecian luxury liner. Gold rope detailing morphed into full-blown sequin dresses in biomorphic shapes clinging to the models' bodies like barnacles on a ship. Billowing white dresses like sails were restrained with knots or gorgeous rope harnesses, a burgeoning trend on the catwalks this season. Retro, patterned jersey pieces brought to mind the video for Duran Duran's Rio and added to the jetsetting feel.
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