Category Archives: LONDON FASHION WEEK

MARK FAST TRIUMPHS AGAIN…

Ever wondered what models might look like if they actually ate? Fashion lovers got a glimpse at an alternative universe yesterday, as Canadian designer Mark Fast sent ‘plus size’ models down the runway at London Fashion Week.

While noticeably larger than the average catwalk model, the women were by no means overweight. Instead the models were a size 14 or 16, a healthy dress for their above average height.

The knitwear designer likes to use a mix of different sized models in his shows, to prove that the clinging designs look good on every bodyshape. These include size 16 Crystal Renn, who walked out in a bright red dress yesterday. But not everyone welcomes Fast breaking the mould.

Last year Fast’s stylist and creative director walked out three days before his show, apparently in protest at being asked to work with the ‘plus size’ models. But this year the show went without a hitch. London modelling agency 12+ UK supplied the models.

Founder Sarah Watkinson said 29-year-old Fast was dedicated to using real-looking women. But she added that no other Fashion Week designers had sought models from her agency.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under CATWALK, LONDON FASHION WEEK, PLUS SIZE MODELS

PLUS SIZE MAKES AN IMPACT

Plus size models have made a big impact on this years fashion week when designer Mark Fast decided to use ‘plus size’ models for his runway show.

58410778

When I say plus size girls now realise that I’m taking in fashion terms. The models were a tiny UK size 14 but were blasted with critism to steer away from the unhealthy size 0 frame that has captured fashion week in recent years.

Both the designers creative director and his stylist walked out over the row, leaving the fashion word yet again talking about the subject of size on the runway.

These girls looked healthy and filled out the knitted designs perfectly, enabling the everyday woman to relate to the clothes, most times extremley hard when hung on a skeleton. When models are actually dying off the runway, maybe it’s time to reasses fashions obsession with skinniness.

58410793

Leave a comment

Filed under CATWALK, DESIGNER, FASHION, ICONS, LONDON FASHION WEEK, PLUS SIZE MODELS