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Mark Fast | SS20

Mark Fast, self taught designer from Central Saint Martin's opened London fashion week showcasing his latest collection on the catwalk of 180 the strand, delivering a range of vibrant colour choices, vivid prints and evocative emotions through contemporary fashion. With National Geographical Magazine being his biggest inspiration, this element is highlighted throughout his SS20 collection through the use of animalistic characteristics including python-skin prints and an intense Amazonian bird theme running throughout the line.

Injecting tropical influences into each garment, his passion of the colours of the Amazon, is shown throughout the collection, in an immersive display of colours. Classical knits made appearances, showcased in electric neon pink, greens and yellows. Determined to make use his collection as a symbol of awareness, his pieces draw attention to the devastating news of recent amazon rainforest fires. Including a tribute within the catwalk, mark expressed his gratitude to the beauty and creatures that were lost in the amazon disaster. Wanting to remind the audience of positivity.

For SS20 yarn and fringing featured heavily in the form of crochet dresses, knitted cycling shorts and body con skirts representing the noughties. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary knitwear technology, he introduces new methods by blending the finest luxury textiles with spandex. Every piece holding the ability to compliment both men and women with his gender fluid motive.

Drawing influence from the 90's, Mark uses Madonna and Chloe Sevigny as his muses. Seen through similarities with their masculine tailoring and their show-stopping pieces. Known for creating a new London grunge approach and a fresh look for the younger generation, his ready-to-wear collection is full of energy. Driven by optimism he is pushed achieve variety with his knitwear pieces, bringing a woven texture into the mix.

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