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The Femme Fatale Makes A Comeback At Marios Schwab

24/02/2012 09:44 | Updated 22 May 2015
Marios Schwab Autumn/Winter 2012A model walks in the Marios Schwab Autumn/Winter 2012 show. Photo:PA

WHO? Marios Schwab

IN A NUTSHALL: The concept? Exploring the anonymity of the femme fatale: this collection was all about celebrating female form without, crucially, actually revealing too much of it. Sculptural hats took centre stage, with models peering out from underneath asymmetric brims, while lower arms were often covered up to the elbow with ladylike leather gloves. The beautiful lace, sequin and sheer dresses were set off with contrasting bondage heels - footwear it seems, is getting fierce for Autumn.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: Any of the dresses. Literally, any of them. But if we had to choose, we'd take home one of the lace-bodice cocktail dresses with pencil skirts. There was also a beautiful black leather trench coat with a cape back that instantly caught our eye. Then of course, there were the accessories. Sigh.

F-Row: Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark, and a hell of a lot of editors

VERDICT: A strong, confident collection from Marios - who it seems, is just continuing to leap from strength to strength. Wearable without being in any way play-safe, one of the sheer and sequin finale gowns wouldn't look out of place on the Oscars red carpet: we're willing to bet the celeb set will LOVE this little lot. One of our favourite LFW shows so far this season.

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