London Fashion Week: Fast & Fabulous
It’s the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week, so it’s safe to say London will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that we do it big. Anna Wintour is in town for the shows and a handful of designers are returning such as Burberry Prorsum, Sass & Bide and Matthew Williamson to London to showcase their Spring/Summer 2010 collections. Canadian designer, Mark Fast, started tongues wagging when he kicked off day 2 of London Fashion Week by sending three size 12 to 14 models down the catwalk. This decision apparently caused his stylist and catwalk director to walk out ahead of the show. Re-emphasizing Fast’s new view on size was also shown by him shunning traditional sizing in favour of alphabetical grouping (whatever that means). All that drama aside, Fast’s knitwear wizardry was pretty much faultless. The nudes, blacks and inks were the ideal colouring for the mini-dresses and skirts. The ruffled details of skirts and sleeves are beautiful and make these pieces something special. Forget granny-style knitwear, this is new look bodycon. Herve Leger watch out!
I predict that Rihanna’s stylist will be putting in a call to Fast early this week to pick up a couple of these little beauties. Whilst Rihanna’s stylist is sorting that out, mark February as an important month in your diary as Mark Fast will be teaming up with TopShop to bring yet another collaboration made in heaven.