Monday, May 11, 2009

Tight Knits

I'm loving up and coming Canadian designer Mark Fast's knitted body-con pieces! His designs are so well made and beautifully show off his talent- Fast hand knits everything on a domestic knitting machine. I really appreciate his unique approach to knitwear, but I also simply love how sultry his clothes are! He creates such great shapes with his knitting and I am crazy about the fringe made of combed viscose- it is so gorgeous that you can almost feel how soft it is. Graduating from Central Saint Martins, Fast recently showed in London's Fall 2009 fashion week with a collection inspired by thunderstorms. I think it's such an interesting influence, which he explained to "That moment of fear and negativity, mixed with something that also feels beautiful". The models actually looked like they had just been through a storm with their hair wet, messy, and slicked back and clothes falling off their shoulders. Also, some of the pieces had such great movement that it appeared as if they were being blown away by the wind. His Spring 2009 collection was just as stunning and if possible even sexier with sheer dresses and a million cut outs. I am not sure how wearable these pieces are to those of us without a model's body, but in this case I don't mind just merely appreciating their beauty! Check out more of his work at Fast's site HERE.

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  1. WHOA. amazing amazing amazing knits!, utterly fantastic!

  2. Those dresses are soo nice <3

  3. Badass! They're so sexy and chic and daring at the same time. Love!