MARIOS is an innovative brand, where research focuses on original volumes and non-conventional materials in a constant search for balance between aesthetics and function that evolves through a unisex, contemporary, and multi-purpose wardrobe. The concept for their collections stems from streetwear, a minimalist background, and a multicultural imprint. This innovative approach, their conceptual view of fashion, as well as a unique style belong to the “Trendless & Ageless” philosophy.
MARIOS is also a cross-pollination of fashion, art, and photography: a part of their DNA consists in working with artists, illustrators, photographers, and other brands
You, in five words
Marios: Chaotic, passionate, extreme, pessimist, Leo
Leszek: Reserved, perfectionist, moody, practical, Pisces
Your work, in five words
M. & L.: Balance, aesthetics, purpose, freedom, passion
Your brilliant quality . . .
Your main flaw . . .
M.: Imaginary view of reality
Five places you love most in the world
M.: The sea, 5-star hotels, empty worksites, Tate Gallery, Athens
L.: Movie theaters, my bed, dance halls, airports, Switzerland
M.: Steamed veggies
Where would you live if you were not living where you are now
Five songs that you always listen to
M.: “L' été indien”: Joe Dasin; “Only for You”: Jay-Jay Johanson; “Dancing with Myself”: Billy Idol; “Io vivrò senza te”: Mina; “Non je ne regrette rien”: Edith Piaf
L.: “Casta Diva”: Maria Callas; “Slave to Love”: Bryan Ferry; “Light My Fire”: The Doors; “Libertango”: Grace Jones; “Un anno d'amore”: Mina
Five artists/works that have influenced you
M.: Tanztheater by Pina Bausch, BAUHAUS, the art of Erwin Wurm, movies of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, books by Franz Kafka.
L.: The theater of Tadeusz Kantor, movies by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, films by Tsai Ming-Liang, paintings by Giotto, books by Murakami
Five fundamental fashion designers/fashion brands
M.: MARIOS, COMME DES GARCONS, RAF SIMONS, ACNE, COSMIC WONDER
L.: COMME DES GARCONS, JIL SANDER, MARTIN MARGIELA, MARIOS, ACNE
The garment/design object you can’t live without
L.: Vacuum cleaner
What’s on your desk right now
M.: Pictures of naked friends
M.: The color white
L.: Wily, our dog
Night or day
Creativity means . . .
Tell me a secret
M.: Flies screw one another
L.: Too late to die young
Tell me a lie
M.: There's nothing I want
What you can’t say no to
M. Coffee & Cigarettes
A dream come true and one that you would like to accomplish
M.: A dream come true: my job. To accomplish: a six figure-salary
L.: A dream come true: create beauty. To accomplish: being free
The MARIOS world is a “moodboard” with words:
super girls and romantic boys, fauna and flora, displaced people, unisex attitude, contemporaries, forever young, comfort, inner beauty, creativity, friendship, beat and pulse, coffee-table books, no one belongs here more than you, do not poison your mind and your body, action, trendless, now&here, everyday look, ageless mind, quality, multifunction garment, Polska, authenticity, is it really so strange?, act or forget, extended pattern, genuineness, body and mind, crush love, timeless apparel, stay alive, reaction, Sunday morning, human kindness, good song, Mazury, footsteps, Castello, there and everywhere, towns cities countrysides, i love my time, i don’t like my time, temptation, bookshelves, i like my body when it's with your body, own brain, leisure, lust for life, silk, electricity, essential truth, good night good morning, the possibilities, i'm not here, i'm not there, via Eustachi 23, good music i dance, bad music no dance, wool, front row heroes, zupa pomidorowa, immensity, North and South, real life performance, i like you, Japan is an island, friends of mine, Cyprus, spokój, flea market, don't give up, midi skirt, differently, patience, stay alive, are you passionate?, landscapes, modernettes, i mean it, multi-seasonal wardrobe, i never said i was deep, cotton, smile is a facial expression, nadwiślańska romantyka, Italia, these things take time, take care of your boyfriend, shall we take a trip?, total look, absurdity, cover to uncover, print, handmade knitwear, circlesquare, Wily, soft-wear hard-wear, beauty will save the world, random places, don't think twice, it's all right, yeah, oh, yeah!