Show Review: Mark Fast Fall 2012

Mark Fast has become the new go-to designer for form-fitting, showstopping knitwear, but for Fall 2012 he combined his zany signatures with functional looks that had a hand-crafted feel. Save for a few spots of blue, he kept the color palette of the collection neutral: right in line with the traditional hues of the season and a change from the yellows and oranges that were featured for Spring.

Fast introduced skin with midriff-baring tops, giving the collection its dose of sensuality as well as a sporty vibe.

Clever cutouts were a strong focus and quite frankly, no Mark Fast collection would be complete without them.

Fringe was also an important detail for Fast and was included on sweaters and the sleeves of dresses.

This was definitely a strong collection for Mark Fast and significantly more wearable than his last. I enjoyed his clever use of cutouts and couldn’t help but envision fans including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Jourdan Dunn in some of the sexier looks. The sweater dresses are definitely going to be big for retail and I know a slew of “It” girls will be rocking that striped fringe sweater at London Fashion Week next season.

What do you think of Mark Fast’s Fall 2012 foray?



Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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