I’m making some noise about a designer named Marios Scwab Fall Winter 2012….
It arrived in my inbox a week ago today… the Trendland newsletter… With a note on a blog post by Ani Tzenkova about someone called Marios Schwab. BOOOOOMMMM. I thought I couldn’t have finished off the week better with the whole Swenkas series and all that delish inspiration… I was wrong…
Now from time to time, one has to sort of your hang your head in abashment. Occasionally you miss some of the bright, new lights in fashion when they start emerging. I missed Marios Schwab at first. Well I did and I didn’t, because I really did love Zoe Saldana at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s Party 2012 in her exciting take on the traditional black dress. At the time though there wasn’t a lot of information on all the designers and dresses and frankly my knowledge of Collections is not yet encyclopaedic. I’m working on it.
However this Greco-Austrian (what an unusual little mix of ancestry there), London-based designer has been wooing critics since about 2005. Like most of today’s fashion notables he studied at Central St Matrin’s (for his MA) and scooped the British Fashion Award in 2006 for best New Designer Award. It seems I have once again gravitated to a London-fashioner…
So here’s this glorious sampling of looks from his Fall Winter 2012 Collection. Notice the splashes of “oil-slick green” and other shades of green colour throughout – I’ll say it again “oil slick green” is one of my favourite colour trends rippling through fashion right now… (See my Pinterest boards for looks by Anthony Vacarello RTW 2012). Note too the ultra-modern combinations of vintage fabrications such as chantilly lace and anglaise and tulle with futuristic sequine gauze and digital prints and embroiderings. And my god there are some beautiful felt cap-hatsand hats in this little mix with slanted brims… It definitely harks of 1930s glam but like the collections by Louis Vuitton in Paris for F/W 2013 where the silhouette was definitely old-world, it too has all the hallmarkings of a thoroughly modern interpretation of their musings. If you visit the site you will have an opportunity to view the showing and experience the soundtrack which neatly dovetails this visual blend – the strains of a classical piano fuse into some very sexy electronic beats and then into something quite continental and latino in vibe but fresh once again. Perfect. LOOOVVVVVE it!
Also be sure to take a look at his blog – it’s a good one and there are notes on upcoming exhibitions of his work and diary events and store openings and interviews… I heart it. Mooooorre please.
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