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For his Spring collection, Marios Schwab focused heavily on the traditions and rituals from bygone Grecian eras. Who better to collaborate with on the shoes this season than Christina Martini of Ancient Greek Sandals (previously a shoe designer at Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga)? “Last July, I had the chance to meet Mario at Rainbowwave showroom at a mid-summer party in London,” she tells Style.com. “The fact that there is a Greek connection gave an extra dimension to it.” There are two styles of the handmade leather sandals, made using the traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations in Greece, featuring painted raffia fringe, lacing, and tinted raw edging. Here, Style.com has the up-close look at the shoes (and we spotted Lisa Marie Fernandez already sporting a pair of them at the Christopher Kane show). Look out for them in stores including Bergdorf Goodman and Kirna Zabête and on Net-a-Porter.com come spring. Martini’s also launched a collection of menswear shoes for Spring and has her first kids line on the way. On whom she would like to collaborate with next, she says: “I love the work of Phoebe Philo at Céline, but this is a total dream. At this moment, I like the idea of working with other fellow Greek fashion designers such as Sophia Kokosalaki and Mary Katrantzou.”
In a new series, Style.com drops in on a few of London’s hottest young talents to find out what’s in store. Next up: Marios Schwab, who presents his collection tomorrow.
“I’m preoccupied with the topography of the body,” Marios Schwab said at his Dalston studio a few days before his Fall show. “I look at clothes in a much more graphic sense—what you place and where you place it.”
His inspirations for the season range from the Austrian architect Adolf Loos (who famously wrote that ornamentation slows down culture) to the famous inscription at the Temple of Delphi, “Nothing in excess.” That helps to explain the subtle touches, like traditional broguing around the torso of a burgundy leather dress. That’s a detail that brings to mind the tattoos in his Spring ’11 collection. “The hand is always the same, so whatever it draws comes from the same mind,” he says. “And there is something about the things that surround you all your life.” Continue Reading “LFW Preview: Marios Schwab” »