Mark Fast Spring 2014
You know what to expect from Mark Fast. Each season, he takes knitwear to places you'd never expect it to go. This is not a man who fills his collection with cable-knit cardigans and fussy fair isle. Instead, his intricate, impossible knits become body-con dresses, crop tops, fringed maxi skirts, and stretchy pencil skirts. For Spring 2014, there was a rock-chic feel to the final look, with messy-haired models with dark glossy lips sporting an array of black and grey, peacock blue, and acid-yellow pieces. Fast manages to make knitwear not look like knitwear, bringing seemingly old-fashioned techniques into the 21st century by showing us just how versatile modern yarns can be. We loved a superfine yellow dress with long sleeves, striped panels, and waist cutouts and an amazing hole-filled halter gown with fringed skirt that looked like it would fall apart with one false move.