From their Edward Scissorhands hair to their black patent platform lace-up boots, the girls on this holiday looked like goth ravers to begin with, clad in black and grey webbed-yarn dresses, bodysuits and bra tops – every garment so tight it’s not so much body conscious as body obsessed.
As dawn broke (or maybe as the sun went down and the lights went up?) hints of blue-grey and seafoam entered the fray – loose-hanging yarns formed a very sexy grass skirt – while the clothes remained clingy as ever. There were a handful of floorlength looks too, presumably to offset the skimpiest of skimpy outfits that dominated the collection, and clubbers’ favourite, neon yellow, was woven into several looks to round off the show.
Knitwear and near-nudity are what Mark Fast has become famous for, and his quite literally holier-than-thou approach has won the Canadian-born designer legions of fans. So while this show would have felt a tad repetitive if skintight crochet isn’t your thing, I suspect the Fast fanbase will be more than happy with what’s in store for them next Summer.