Mark Fast is known for his uber bod-con knitted dresses so when he sent plus size models down the runway at his S/S10 show back in 2009, he had everyone talking. This week his efforts were celebrated at the first Body Confidence Awards in London. At the event, which was organised by Debra Bourne, Caryn Franklin and Erin O'Conner, the designer was awarded with the fashion prize.
'As a designer I care about the women that wear my clothes ... it is very important to deliver the technical aspects a look and a quality of make — I don't really understand this? — but I also want to make each wearer of my clothes feel empowered and affirmed. I want to celebrate women and make them feel good in my clothes,' he said.
Although the shows began today, London Fashion Week unofficially started yesterday as everyone from Erin O'Conner to Dionne Bromfield came out to London's Battersea Paower Station to celebrate 10 years of Kate Moss serving as the face of Rimmel. To celebrate their relationship, the model has created a fifteen piece collection of lipsticks.
Moss arrived to the event by helicopter, naturally, and The Noisettes and Solange Knowles performed.
In her light of her domination of the fashion world over the last three seasons, it was hardly a surprise that Phoebe Philo won big at this year's British Fashion Awards. As expected, she walked away with the Designer of the Year award, beating competition from Erdem and Christopher Kane.
Mulberry was another winner on the night recieveing the award for best designer brand, while Nicholas Kirkwood was rightly awarded the Accessory Designer Award and Nicola Formichetti walked away with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.