At the core of this adventure resides Athens, the genesis of the brand’s ten-year creative voyage. In a cohesive fusion with the esteemed Athenian purveyors of refinement, such as Christakis - Gentlemen’s Tailors, Schwab transforms Spathoto silk into sharp, gender-inclusive creations tailored to perfection. Underscoring the sensual, quasi-tactile relationship between the garment and its wearer, this signature fabric feels almost soothing to the skin. Copper, a primordial element, weaves its thread throughout this oeuvre. It resonates with the essence of tools, materials, and the raw spirit of each trade. Conjuring the fervor of coppersmith workshops in Piraeus and Northern Greece, copper reveals itself as a leitmotif, adorning the collection with lustrous hardware and imbuing the colour palette. Fuchsia, International Klein Blue, the eternal duality of black and white, khaki interwoven with golden threads, silver-metallic notes, and the patina’s verdant hues manifest the metamorphosis of copper’s journey.
In homage to the black-veiled female figure that graces the Greek landscape, the women’s collection emerges as a melodic sigh, interlacing resilient spirits and concealed narratives within Schwab’s design perspective. Immersed in the enigmatic persona of Michael Cacoyannis’ widow in “Zorba the Greek,” the somber beauty of Marina in “The Girl in Black,” or the indomitable Madalena of Finos Film productions, the designs resound with purpose, harboring untold secrets.