Mark Fast is a designer dedicated to perfecting the art of knitwear! Since graduating from Central Saint Martins’ renowned Fashion MA, he has experimented tirelessly with his domestic knitting machine and created an innovative and individual technique that he can very much call his own.
Through using elastomeric yarns and blending them with viscose and cashmere, Mark has managed to create a skin-tight silhouette that fashion's coolest girls love to wear! This was apparent at his show where numerous members of the style set were sporting him as their designer of choice.
Continuing to experiment with his love for body-con dresses, for AW10, the lovely, softly spoken Fast added a new dimension to his work through playing with detail and colour. The changes from last season may have been subtle but knots, draping, and lots of warm tones – oranges, pinks and reds – gave his latest collection a warm, exotic glow.
Inspired by the work of Dimitri Chaiparus – who Fast has admired since his time at Saint Martins – the designer emulated the draping and movement seen in his beautiful bronze sculptors. Swarovski crystals intricately worked into Fast’s creations added the finishing sparkling touch to this young designers' show.