Greek/Austrian Marios Schwab first launched his label in London in 2005. He studied first in Berlin, graduating from Esmod with distinction and the Best Student Award, and then moved to the British capital where he completed an MA in womenswear at Central Saint Martins in 2003.
After showing for two seasons as part of the Fashion East initiative, dedicated to the support of emerging talent, and already established as a fashion insider’s favourite, Schwab debuted on schedule at the London collections for the spring/summer 2007 season to great critical acclaim, notably scooping the prize for Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textiles Award in 2007. Furthermore, in May 2009 Schwab was appointed Creative Director of the iconic American Label Halston in what Vogue described as a "match made in heaven".
Marios Schwab continues to show at London Fashion Week where he is known for an unashamedly theoretical approach - narratives have so far been informed by everything from tattoo artwork and mystical symbols in spring/summer 2011 to Navaho Indian heritage in spring/summer 2013.
The collections are as intelligent as they are desirable to the brand’s clientele and VIP following. While conceptually driven, Schwab’s aesthetic is also steeped in a respect for traditional craftsmanship combined with innovative technological advancements in fabric and construction.
- Embroidered stretch satin dress
- Chiffon pencil skirt
- Short embroidered dress
- Black crepe & lace dress
- Ivory trench coat
The brand has become a favourite of leading A - List talents having been worn most recently by Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard and Diane Kruger to name just a few, which in turn saw Schwab named by Vogue as 'red carpet man of the moment' in 2012.