Super Mario(s) Bares All

Faran may have slept through her alarm and missed the Marios Schwab show (curses!), but when we did see the pictures this morning we were floored. His
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Faran may have slept through her alarm and missed the Marios Schwab show (curses!), but when we did see the pictures this morning we were floored. His
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Faran may have slept through her alarm and missed the Marios Schwab show (curses!), but when we did see the pictures this morning we were floored. His subtly macabre collection is our favorite so far this season. Marios has become known for his clingy bod-con dresses with his past three collections. But this season he distanced himself from the scores of other young designers/Alaia revivalists by turning things inside out--literally. Taking his inspiration from the 16th century anatomy text 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica', Marios created swirling prints made of microscope images of connective tissue. He strung pearls so that they ran over the models' bodies like veins. Instead of looking like PussyCat Dolls costumes, his bustiers mimicked rib cages. His models were really showing...everything...but in a way that made their form fitting dreses seem like an organic armor as well as a come-on. The shapes invite but the anatomical references remind us that we're looking at a flesh and blood human (icky parts included). Bravos, Marios. ---ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS