Greek-Austrian Marios Schwab first launched his label in London in 2005. He studied 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.
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 SS11 to Navaho Indian heritage in SS13. While conceptually driven, Schwab's aesthetic is also steeped in a respect for traditional craftsmanship combined with innovative technological advancements in fabric and construction.
SS 2014 COLLECTION
AW 2013 COLLECTION
“Swarovski is timeless. Embellishment brings the mass produced garments these days back to the traditional craftsmanship of fashion. This refers to the classical glamour and dream-like understanding of luxury between Swarovski and Marios Schwab.” — Marios Schwab
SS 2013 COLLECTION
“It is always great to start a collection with the Swarovski Elements in mind. Working under the Swarovski Collective allows Marios Schwab to concetrate on the real fantasy of evening wear and the true craftsmanship that goes into designing and producing embellished pieces for these occasions. It is an honor to work within teh Swarovski Collective again for Spring/Summer 2013 season.” – Marios Schwab
AW 2012 COLLECTION
Marios Schwab integrated Swarovski Elements across sumptuous hand-embroidered necklines and cuffs, while rich fabrics shone iridescently to accentuate the spiraling contours of a mysterious Femme Fatale.
SS 2012 COLLECTION
“Spring Summer 2012 is inspired by mysterious feminine seduction and the inclusion of Swarovski Elements within unexpected settings.”
SS 2011 COLLECTION
Black crystal tattoos against soft fabrics added a feminine touch to the grunge rock theme at Marios Schwab’s Spring Summer 2011 collection.
AW 2010 COLLECTION
“I have used transparent, organic shaped crystals which, depending on how the light catches them appear and disappear. The concept was to show the crystal fading from view gradually and then flickering back into life.” – Marios Schwab