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LFW Spring 2012: Marios Schwab's Ladies of the Silver Screen


The Scene: Casablanca in the 1940s, with gauzy sheets stretching down from the ceiling in middle of the runway were to hint at imaginary exotic flea markets nearby.

The Music: Rafael Wallon-Brownstone’s remix of retro Hollywould-sounding tracks were spot on cinematic.

The Look: Marios’ look has been growing more lady with every season, and this time the goth boy got the balance perfectly right: using the classic sundress as his starting point, out they came in full skirted perforated lavender and black leather, as halterneck sheaths, as wispy cocktail numbers in blocks of rich color overlaid with black chiffon, and even emblazoned with crystals (the only sense of real adornment in the show). Sheer jackets draped over the shoulders are all you need in the desert sun.

The message—over and over—was total Silver Screen starlet. But she was a little edgy too, dare say even a little sexy, with slivers of sheer paneling and straps of thin black leather winking at a naughtier side.

The Pieces We Want: In a dream world, most of the dresses. But the cross-body wrap dress—featuring bare shoulders and long sleeves—is one that’s sure to get a “where’d you uncover that vintage stunner?” query or two.

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