SHOW INSIGHT: MARK FAST
World renowned luxury knitwear designer, Mark Fast brought his SS18 collection to the Vestibule Catwalk at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. Widely known for his experimental methods of knitwear design, Mark Fast garments have been worn by some of today's biggest names. Signature styles of bold block colours and minimalist shapes flatter the female body, while proudly showing his use of innovative knitwear techniques.
His SS18 collection displayed a collection of beautifully hand crafted dresses, with fine knitwear lace. Solemn colours of black, navy, burgundy, and white graced the runway, followed by quick hints of vivid gold tassels and beading. White, cream, and light pink form fitting dresses held hundreds of sparkling beads that you could hear coming down the catwalk. For Mark Fast, his collections work to not only incorporate the female body into his knitting process, but to use his textiles and knit to create voluptuous silhouettes. Embracing the female shape was an ongoing theme throughout the entire collection, in which viewers perched on the edges of their seats to see the next look. Mark Fast’s SS18 collection brought us not only a glimpse into this fashion pioneers dedication to knitwear, but a deep look into the the craftsmanship and skill that goes into each piece.
Words by Maisie Taylor
Photos by Lowri Linklater