Inspired by Dimitri Chiparus' sculptures


Signature Knitwear by Mark Fast

Where: Flowers Cellars, Covent Garden
Joanne Black Style: Prada Jacket, Zadig & Voltaire Jeans and polo neck, Ash boots and an Alexander Wang bag

The man who put plus size models on the catwalk is back. And with women such as Crystal Renn taking to the runway, Mark Fast certainly knows how to show big means beautiful.

If you’re going to wear knitwear, it has to be Mark Fast knitwear. Influenced by the bronze sculptures of Dimitri Chiparus, the colours of coral and sea creatures and winter warmth, Fast’s Autumn/winter 2010 collection makes great use of his signature elastomeric yarns, which are designed to cling to anything that moves. But as well as his short, tight and stretchy style, Fast fashion now includes waterfall scarf trails, capes, full skirts and sari-style stoles.

It seems Sarah Brown, the Prime Minister’s wife, approves of Fast’s sexy knitwear. Sat on the front row at the show, she looked lovely in a skirt by eco-chic label People Tree and v-neck sweater by Marks & Spencer, which she dressed up with a large stone pendant from jewellery label La Diosa.

Fast designs clothes for the ‘woman who knows exactly what she wants and takes risks’. That’s why if you’re looking to stand out this autumn you’ll need to slip into one of his colourful body con knit dresses.