Marios Schwab's sleek & sporting SS14 collection
After a frankly miserable start to London Fashion Week, the weather took a turn for the better on day four with the sun shining in time for the likes of Christopher Kane, Burberry and of course, Marios Schwab.
Running fashionably late as usual, the show (which was held at Topshop show space in Regents Park this season) opened with a series of staple monochrome knee length shift dresses, airbrushed with colour. Entitled 'Contours', the collection focused on evoking a fresh femme fatale look, shifting from sporting sculptural pieces contouring the body, to sexy see-through maxi dresses and belted coats worn over floating floor length skirts.
There were plenty of signatures throughout - it wouldn't be a Marios Schwab show without sheer fabrics, exquisite beadwork and floor sweeping creations - but we also saw new textures, like indigo denim & soft suede. If anyone was going to make a frayed denim dress and platformed Greek sandals the must-have look of Spring/Summer 2014, it was Schwab.
A mixture of metallic lace and embellished net followed, with cocktail dresses detailing bejewelled spines and necklines that were made to walk the red carpet as well as the runway. A continuation of the sporting element saw intricately layered gowns teamed with backpacks and caps (an interesting combination, although we doubt we'll see it worn the same way by the celebrity set anytime soon) whilst technically draped Grecian style gowns closed the show.
Describing his ideal client as 'a cosmopolitan, enigmatic woman', Schwab delivered a
contemporary collection to suit - what do you think?