Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: The most immediately noticeable elements about Marios Schwab’s current Cruise/Resort offering were the details and fabrics he recycled from last season. The amoeba-shaped cutouts at the neckline returned for sweet cashmere sweaters. Schwab also brought back the layered mesh he played with for F/W 12. Due to the layering of contrasting colors, like black over lime green, the mesh had a wavy look that made the viewer look closer. Always a proponent of a body-hugging silhouette, Schwab presented hourglass shapes once again. This time, however, it felt slightly softer, with less boning, fewer bondage straps. The collection’s two swimwear looks had a vintage feel, with criss-crossing halter straps. For evening, Schwab veiled sequined underlayers with organza or lace, dulling their sparkle and making them even more alluring. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Hourglass / Shrunken / Fit-and-flare
Color: Black / Lime green / Blush / Dusty blue / Lemon meringue / Bottle green / White
Key Items: Cutout sweaters / Layered mesh dresses / Sequined eveningwear / Swimwear
Materials: Mesh / Lace / Cashmere / Organza / Twill / Satin / Leather
Details + Trim: Sequins / Hip buckles / Veiling / Cutouts / Corset details
Accessories + Footwear: Panama hats / Circular sunglasses / Sparkly paperclip earrings / Skinny belts / Pointy T-strap heels / Flat ankle-wrap sandals / Ankle-strap high-heeled sandals
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