Mark Fast's Knitwear Really Creeps Up on You
While other London designers who started out specialising in knitwear have branched out over the years (we're looking at you, Julien Macdonald), Mark Fast has stayed true to his roots. The headline-grabbing plus-size models from his early shows may now be a thing of the past, but the racer-back knit dresses, crop tops, and yarn fringing that helped make his name are still a key part of the collection. Of course, this is Autumn/Winter, so a knitwear show wouldn't be complete without a selection of slouchy jumpers, oversize belted cardigans, and roll-neck knit dresses, and there were plenty of these.
In fact, despite the fact there was a smattering of sequins, a pair of one-shouldered designs, and a palette that included rich cobalt and burnt orange, this felt like one of Fast's most relaxed collections yet. Perhaps it was the fact the models wore platform creepers (albeit gold ones) and had just-got-out-of-bed hair and barely any makeup on? Mark Fast has always designed for London's laid-back cool girls, but the street-savvy styling made this collection more appropriate than ever before.