CRYSTAL FISSURES & 3D ANAGLYPHIC PRINTS

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We knew Marios Schwab's AW09 show was going to be exciting when we received his invite. We just couldn't wait to see what would happen once we looked at his collection through the blue and red squares!

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Marios wooed the fashion elite once again with his bold and beautiful collection for AW09. Fascinated by his research into the expansion of crystal fissures – where changes in both pressure and temperature eventually reveal hidden treasures – Swarovski crystals erupted from raised sections under waistlines and above the bust.
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Semi-bustles that sat above the hips and lower back added to Schwab's vision of both obscuring and accentuating the female body.  And enlarged 3D anaglyphic prints, created predominantly from cyan and red, were projected on to dresses that were built up in layers, creating unexpected volume.

Oh yes and when you popped his invite in front of your eyes, the patterns on his sculptural dresses went 3D! This was a collection that bears Schwab's trademark – creating new and different ways of viewing familiar forms with elegance and charm!