The look Film noir glamour for the sexy villainess – dresses to do bad things in.
Key pieces The designer’s trademark svelte dresses were the core of the collection, featuring fitted tops, belted or harnessed waists and a mixture of conceal and reveal mesh panelling that was either lined with nude fabric or left bare to reveal the skin beneath. Features were made of seams and panelling, which sculpted around the body. New swimwear options were also noted and included exaggerated cross-halter necklines.
Colours Black was the anchor colour of the collection with matt and sheen options, alongside soft lilac, pink, mint, blue and coral.
Commercial appeal With mesh and sheer panelling emerging as a strong London trend, Schwab showed one way to work it for sexy sophisticated evening looks.