Mark Fast: Revolutionising the World of Knitwear?

Alice Dellal in Mark Fast knitted dress with Swarovoski Crystals, £2,619
Alice Dellal
“Knits have a more intimate relationship with the
wearer than tailoring or corsetry.
The garment takes on the shape of the person inside it, and the finished
look is always a collaboration between the two.” - Mark Fast, Sunday Times Style

Avant-garde, original and remarkable are the three worlds I think of when I think of Mark Fast.
Without a doubt, the 29 year old Canadian designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins is one of the most talented knitwear designers in the industry. His designs are intricately detailed with hand-made fringed skirts and knitted dresses which are adorned in expensive Swarovoski crystals.

Not only do I admire his work, but I also admire Mark's bravery of challenging what I believe to be the most criticised and risky industry where every move is under scrutiny. His bold move of booking voluptuous, size 12-14 models to strut their stuff down the runway during London Fashion Week 2009 caused great controversy amongst the general public, fashion critics and journalists. All in all, I personally think that it was an extremely clever move which has led people to see a different side to the world of fashion.

Here are a few of my favourite pieces from his current and past collections:

Mark Fast runway


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