Sunday, November 6, 2011

Marios Schwab Spring 2012

M'oda 'Operandi, the site that allows you to pre-order designer collections before they hit stores, has exposed me to a number of labels that have managed to slip my radar.



Recently, Marios Schwab's Spring 2012 line took my breath away.  His seams and layers of sheer and pierced fabrics optically tease the viewer creating gorgeous shapes.  


Marios beautifully highlights the female form using classic silhouettes with a modern twist.  His play on materials and the contrasting of light and dark are focal points of this collection. 


Overall, this line is not for busty women.  The intricate detailing would be lost if the fabric was distorted and the necklines are super high.


In general, to effectively wear pieces like those done by Schwab, I suggest finding a good tailor in advance.  Go big and have the bodice contoured to your shape.  Fit is paramount when honoring such a magnificently designed dress.