Marios Schwab collaborates with Ancient Greek Sandals to design some very fancy footwear

Marios Schwab collaborates with Ancient Greek Sandals to design some very fancy footwear

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19:38 GMT, 24 September 2012

The summer days may have been and gone but the fashion world are already preparing for next season's sun.

London Fashion Week veteran Marios Schwab, who unveiled his collection at Somerset House last weekend, has joined forces with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create some fancy footwear.

The sandals, which have been spotted on Michelle Williams, are inspired by ancient heritage as well as taking influence from Native American Indians.

Marios Schwab has collaborated with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create the hot new sandals for next season

Marios Schwab has collaborated with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create the hot new sandals for next season

Marios Schwab, who unveiled his collection at Somerset House last weekend, has joined forces with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create some fancy footwear

Marios Schwab, who unveiled his collection at Somerset House last weekend, has joined forces with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create some fancy footwear

Marios Schwab, who unveiled his collection at Somerset House last weekend, has joined forces with the creator of Ancient Greek Sandals, Christina Martini to create some fancy footwear

Both sandals were shown at the designer's show in black unlined vacchetta leather, one is a gladiator sandal with intricate leather lacing and buckles while the second is a lower ankle silhouette.

'I always admired Marios as a designer and I am a true follower of his work, especially as we both are from Greece.

'Besides his beautiful clothes he always designs very unique shoes so for me as a shoe designer I was very interested and excited Marios wanted to work with me,' said Christina Martini, who has previously worked as a shoe designer for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.

Michelle Williams is a fan of Ancient Greek Sandals and is regularly seen out and about wearing them

Michelle Williams is a fan of Ancient Greek Sandals and is regularly seen out and about wearing them

The sandals are inspired by ancient heritage as well as taking influence from Native American Indians

The sandals are inspired by ancient heritage as well as taking influence from Native American Indians

The sandals are inspired by ancient heritage as well as taking influence from Native American Indians

'When I began working on spring/summer 13 I knew I wanted to incorporate sandals based on traditional silhouette but much more exaggerated in detail into the show as the feel was an element of rawness combined with a high level of craftsmanship.

'I really like Christina's philosophy behind the Ancient Greek Sandals. We are both from Greece so the fact that they are all handmade by local craftsman was very special to me. I love mixing fabrics and textures and wanted to create something quite bold but still traditional,' said Marios Schwab.

The sandals will be available in key stores worldwide-for spring/summer 2013 and will be available in tan with anatural fringe as well as the black, shown on the catwalk.

Spotted on the catwalk last weekend, the sandals will be available in October

Spotted on the catwalk last weekend, the sandals will be available in October

Spotted on the catwalk last weekend, the sandals will be available in October