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Death of an artist

September 16, 2008

When it comes to London, collections that I most look forward to are Giles Deacon, local designer Ashley Isham and one of my top fave Marios Schwab. Ever since I saw Schwab’s 06′ and 07′ work, I have been intrigued with his aesthetics. He tends to dive deep into discovering the consciousness of women’s body. The way he uses cut-outs, lines and colour-dye to define proportions and curves, sometimes it feels like science for me. Maybe after all the layers of fabrics that we are clothing onto our own body, why can’t we just wear… ourselves. Moreover, it is a new kind of sexy.

For this Spring 09′ collection, I can’t help but feel that his work has turned commercial. 


The looks with ropes twirling around the body are still very him, but the others, a little disappointing and out of direction. There are designers out there who are handling commercialism well, but it seems like he is struggling with that prospect. Schwab has a very strong point of view as an up-coming designer, I just hope that he can be a little more brave (like Gareth Pugh) and spread his vision around, people will enjoy it.

This is one of my favourite piece of his work from Spring 08′.

Please, don’t kill him. I’ll be patiently waitng for his ‘revival’.




4 Comments leave one →
  1. Loraine permalink
    September 16, 2008 10:24 pm

    I still liked the new collection, lots a pieces i would wear. Agree its not as directional but i thought very wearable for me! all i need now is the cash.

  2. Jonathan permalink
    September 16, 2008 10:52 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! Mario Schwab has been on my most favorite up and coming designers.
    He’s absolutely mental about his designs. I don’t know anybody else who thinks the way he does.

  3. September 17, 2008 1:14 pm

    That last photo there is definitely the most defining look from the collection. I love the way he used piping (is that piping?) to carve out the musculature of the body.

  4. Patty permalink
    September 17, 2008 10:40 pm

    i loved this collection, is that wrong?

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