LONDON--Last season, the fashion industry was pleased with Marios Schwab's Halston collection in New York, disappointed by his eponymous showing in London. As Long Nguyen said on Fashionista, "He needs to bring back a bit of fearlessness and risk."
This season, things were different. While Halston proved a bit flat, London ready-to-wear was on key, featuring a set of dresses and separates that were sexy, cool, and sophisticated: Ideal for his hip London customer, but also good for his wealthy Halston-obsessed lady.
Our favorite element was the broguing on the leather dresses, and the use of very tiny and very large Swarovski pearls on the seams. It gave each look a uniqueness--it brought texture to the smooth, elegant garments.
Indeed, this collection was all about the details: The beads, the broguing, the wrist-length leather gloves, and the hardware on the belts and halters/harnesses. Bravo, Mr. Schwab. Next season, we hope both collections are worth writing home about.
**Photos by Imaxtree.