by Laura Bradley .

Schwab adds fluidity to the mix

The final show of the day, held in Holland Park late last night, came courtesy of Marios Schwab who -after only two collections as part of Fashion East- has quickly become renowned for his sharp eveningwear and virtuoso technical skills (ardent supporter, Lulu Kennedy was sporting one of his velvet, tasselled creations at the Fashion East show on Monday). For his first solo show, the Greek-born designer decided to expand on his flattering Alaïa-inspired, micro-sculpted dresses, debuting slim-fitting trousers, shirts and print designs. Interestingly, Schwab also chose to apply a markedly different approach to elements of the collection, incorporating feminine fluidity in a succession of long-flowing dresses - a direction also taken by Richard Nicoll in his show earlier this week. The stronger elements of the twenty-three look collection, possessed the favourable Schwab trademark designs, taking their form for S/S '07, in black and pearlescent pink fabrics with detailing such as dynamic bustle formations, conical breast cups, hexagonal patchwork fabric constructions, and cheekily-placed placed eyelets.