Mark Fast ditches the overt for Autumn 2012

Mark Fast made his name with a particular look, one that mixed open weaves with a heady dose of sexualised cuts. For autumn 2012 the essence of his collection remains effectively unchanged, with many a piece still suitable for the ‘short and sexy’ label, but the open weaves and complete revealing nature of pieces is nowhere to be found. Mark Fast has moved on.

The only question is why – why move on from a style that defined you? Perhaps it was commercial reality – how many women would dare to wear this? Or perhaps it was just a need to experiment with something new while retaining the old craftsmanship. After all, Mark Fast’s autumn / winter 2012 doesn’t just retain the essence of what we’ve come to see as a piece by the designer through its short hems, sheer detailing, crop tops and cut away panels. Rather each piece, from the short to the weighty, makes use of Mark Fast’s true skill: the ability to weave yarn into a phenomenal shape.

You can see all of the Mark Fast autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show. If you’re interested in contrasting this season with Fast’s past ones, you can find links to them under the thumbnails on the left.

Photography by Imaxtree