From fashion shows to beaches, Greece – Austrian designer Marios Schwab launches his Femme fatale inspired swimming suits for ladies brand On The Island.
With a stylish background, Schwab launched his eponymous ready-to-wear brand in 2005, known for his attention to body design, attention to detail, craftsmanship and innovation. This earned him awards, and A-list followers including Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Marianne Cotillard and Amanda Seyfried embraced bold, evening dresses.
Fast forward, it is clear that Schwab has perfected his tailoring and tailoring over the years. The glamorous, close-fitting beachwear, including the hotter climate you want, from single pieces, bikinis, beach skirts, silky trousers and gowns, in block colors and patterns, hints of gorgeous classic leopard prints. Sunshine, happy and sexy, destination… on the island.
Talk to us through the concept of the brand… Celebrate adventure and discovery on the island. It is about the sense of freedom that is discovered when we leave our daily lives. Swimwear and vacation apparel are inspired by a group of friends who love island-style life.
What is the key cornerstone of your aesthetic? OTI style is defined by comparison. The original edge has a smooth outline. The natural texture of the fabric for technical performance. Our aesthetic definition is close to nature, designed to celebrate and enhance the body’s sensuality and form. The collection is dominated by swimwear, as well as shirts and dresses that can be twisted, wrapped and layered, and each adventure becomes more beautiful and personal. Provide a personal signature for your journey.
Why choose a swimsuit? On the island, as a feeling of difference and true thoughts, enter a market that contains all the elements of my personality, as a ready designer and my signature is defined by the body form. I grew up on the beach and have been surrounded by swimwear, and my father is the director of a leading swimwear brand. I always think this idea is very close.
What lessons do you have from RTW to swimwear? OTI is designed to provide 360-degree wardrobes for travel destination customers, each designed with an overall look from beach to dinner. From the iconic shirt collection to the choice of split and key dresses. Our customers are buying all year round.
Tell us about this collection… In this collection, natural textures are designed with technical performance fabrics designed to celebrate and enhance the body’s sensuality and form. Each product is produced in Italy and maintains the highest standards of craftsmanship. The collection is dominated by swimwear, as well as shirts and dresses that can be twisted, wrapped and layered, and each adventure becomes more beautiful and personal.
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What is your career focus so far? on the island.