Mark Fast: flamboyant for Spring

Mark Fast is a designer defined by his signature. Like we associate Herve Leger with the bandage dress, so do we associate Mark Fast with the body conscious open-weave knit. His challenge is in finding ways to develop and evolve that signature look into new forms and styles, and for Spring 2011 that meant the addition of fringing that trailed from the dresses like the plumage of a brightly-coloured bird. With Fast’s dresses, confidence is far from optional; it is a must. But with crochet shaping up as a 2011 fashion trend his signature style has the benefit of being both sexy and timely.

Photography by Simon Ackerman. Click on the gallery below to view more of Mark Fast’s SS2011 show.