Kallisti lingerie by Marios Schwab - Lookbook
While it's not quite ready to add to your Christmas wish list, Kallisti a new lingerie line designed by master of party-sultry Marios Schwab is launching soon exclusively on ASOS. Schwab is known for including undergarment-esque detailing in his ready to wear collections, so the range is hardly a tough transition for the London based fashion designer.
The collection was previewed earlier this year in London, modeled by the Crazy Horse dancers at a late-night fashion week after party.
With the forty piece range, Schwab has brought his party down-under with smutty sequin detailings that are unquestionably perfect for wearing under leather shorts and other summer clubbing gear. In addition to that there are sultry mesh bodysuits and spiderweb lace sets.Initially available in classic black, racy red and more feminine shades like midnight blue, berry and shell pink, the full collection will be available to purchase from January.
The name Kallisti has its origins in ancient Greece, and the mythology of Athens' golden age, where gods are jealous and beauty is an abundant source of power. This theme has also served as inspiration for the line. The Grecian reference is close to home for Schwab, whose father hails from the region.
Schwab explains of the collection:
"Fusing the element of undergarments and the world that is hidden beneath clothes is a continuous inspiration behind the designs I create at Marios Schwab, the detailing that goes within garments and craft involved is something I have been surrounded by since a young boy looking at the work my Dad would bring home. These elements later became integrated within the philosophy of ready to wear garments whilst the surface becomes tributes to what is hidden beneath. ASOS INC. is the perfect partnership for the launch of the Kallisti range of lingerie as we not only a share a passion of supporting British industry but have a shared vision in all areas of technology and clothing development whilst keeping true to the DNA of the women we like to dress.”