Mark Fast : Watch Out for Those Needles!

I believe that there is a growing attention to craftsmanship in fashion these days, as opposed to quick-fix disposable pieces. I am focusing on timeless classics.

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Canadian designer, Mark Fast acquired his BA and MA last year, from where else but Central Saint Martins. He was righteously awarded the London Fashion Week New Gen Award for Autumn/winter 2009 for expertise in knitwear. Mark knits everything by hand on a domestic knitting machine. His work is formed onto the body as he knits, and he has devised innovative stitching techniques, blending lycra with viscose, angora or wool. He is inspired by the endless possibilities of lycra yarns, sculpting areas of tension and areas of volume over the body. Mark also finds fresh inspiration in the past, translating historical costume and style into a contemporary aesthetic. Although I can say that these pieces are quite timeless in the fact that a women who would wear them would not consider the season or trend, they are also perfectly timed for Spring of 09 as the trend of torn and cut-out tights is continuously growing. This is without a doubt the cream of all that crop!

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