Topshop Unveils Exclusive Collection Designed By Up-And-Coming Fashion Star Mark Fast
Released on: July 10, 2010, 5:04 am
Topshop has unveiled Mark Fast’s first capsule collection. The
high-impact five piece knitwear collection echoes the aesthetics of
Mark's mainline label, featuring his trademark intricate knitwear and
sexy skin-revealing panels.
Mark was inspired by sleek exotic birds for his collection for Topshop, particularly
the shimmer of their wings and the movement of their feathers as they fly. This
references his SS09 mainline collection, his first collection following his
graduation from Central Saint Martins which captured the attention of the
international fashion press.
Mark Fast is a Canadian born knitwear designer. His work is often inspired by the
endless possibilities of lycra yarns, sculpting areas of tension and areas of volume
over the body. He is also obsessed with texture, and the relationship between
garments and the wearer's body. All these things are evident in his latest
exclusive work for Topshop.
The star of this five piece collection is a body-conscious high-impact dress which
is heavily embellished with matte rubberised beads, adding weight and drama to the
fine knitwear. A knitted skirt in dark grey hugs the hips, whilst a one-shoulder
dress in pale pink is subtle and understated.
The Mark Fast collection is concluded with a lilac-grey crochet dress covered in tiny holes, so as to
appear moth-eaten, and a black sleeveless mid-length dress.
The collection is available from Topshop stores in Oxford Circus, Liverpool and
Manchester Arndale as well as through the Topshop website.
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green
became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.
Having won several awards for design reputation and new services, Topshop positions
itself as a fashion authority supplying all women's fashion needs. Topshop is
continually recognised as being an authority on women's clothing by continuing to
provide key fashion pieces such as jeans, bodycon dresses, shoes, trousers, maxi dresses and skirts, as well as fashion essentials like make
Topshop was the first fashion retailer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week in
September 2005 when it presented its own acclaimed in-house design collection Unique
(created in 2001); this brought subsequent partnerships with international boutiques
as far flung as Tokyo and LA. Topshop continues to grow its reputation for
supporting exciting new talent.
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