Mark Fast has gained himself legions of fans since he was hailed 'size hero,' following his use of fuller-figured models for his SS10 collection last September. And now, in a bid to make his designs more accessible to all, Mr Fast, has added to his 'Mark Fast' range with a new 'Faster' line. The new all-black range will feature his ubiquitous cobweb knitted dresses, tights, bandage style skirts, bodysuits and crop tops - with prices starting at £70 (for tights). And if that wasn't enough, as the name of the line suggests, the pieces will be produced faster, thanks to Fast swapping his London atelier for what Grazia Daily calls a state-of-the-art knitwear atelier in Italy.
Fronting the Faster campaign are two constrasting models - the gamine supermodel Anouck Lepere alongside the buxom and bootylicious Hayley Morley who is fast-becoming somewhat of a muse to Fast, ever since she opened his show last season, dressed in a grey figure-hugging knitted mini dress with multiple cut-outs.
Both beauties sport various pieces from the line, which proves that Fast's creations are genuinely designed to suit any shape or size and unlike some other designers, are fashioned to enhance character. We are seriousy loving the bodysuits, as did Lepere and Morley, so head hereto peruse the collection, which is currently stocked exclusively at Browns Focus.
Hermione de Paula, the Central St. Martins alumni who graduated with a first-class degree, has been named the recipient of this season's Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award for Autumn/Winter 2010-11 season. De Paula takes over from David Koma, who was awarded the Merit for his Spring/Summer 2009, and William Tempest, who has also won the award.
The award is important to up-and-coming designers, as it means that they are able to introduce their creations to the fashion cognoscenti during London Fashion Week. The designer is well aware of what winning the award means, commenting that, "February is set to be a busy and exciting time for me with my first standalone catwalk show at London Fashion Week and the launch of my Spring/Summer 2010 collection at Browns Focus."
We're excited to see what Ms de Paula will have to offer come February, but given that in the space of one season she has risen up the ranks from 'One To Watch' to fully-fledged Merit award winner, we imagine that this is certainly not the last we will be hearing of Hermione de Paula and certainly not the last we will be seeing of her quirky yet elegant designs.
Economy hurting your wardrobe? Grabbing good style just got simpler, now that Browns Labels for Less has launched its online store. The South Molton Street boutique's new site features clothes, shoes and accessories from one season past for up to 70 percent off.
It's a great chance to get a steep discount on pieces that were first sold in Browns and Browns Focus - like this Lanvin T-shirt dress, now for £235. Not bad for Lanvin, eh?