by Alexander Fury .

Marios Schwab Showroom

Besides the shows, Paris Fashion Weeek is rammed with showroom appointments, both for Paris-based designers and Brits abroad. After a sensational London show, Marios Schwab's showroom on the Rue de Richleau was an obvious stop to make. The fretworked surfaces of his laser-cut grograin dresses, figure-hugging jersey and beautifully tailored cropped Melton spencer jackets and elongated coats were even more wonderful close-up, when we could wrench them away from buyers that is. This also gave us ample opportunity to examine how savvy Schwab is at making such an extreme visual statement work at retail level without compromising his unique aesthetic.