Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2008, London-based Mark Fast has gained a cult following for his sexy cobwebby knits. Now, those unable to plunk down serious cash for his wares — wholesale prices are up to $2,400 — can finally pour themselves into his ultrabodycon clothes. The Canadian designer is launching a lower-priced line of nylon and elastane knits, dubbed Faster, for spring.
Prices for the lineup, which includes simple form-fitting tube dresses, cropped tops and leggings, range from $25 to $400, wholesale. (Signature holes included.) “The concept here is accessibility,” remarks Fast. “These are things you can wear with the main collection, as underpinnings, or by themselves.” Curve and Seven in New York have picked up the line.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"