Spidery and skimpy - " as strong as a pair of Spandex" (Vogue December 2009) - the dress of the moment according to Vogue is a Mark Fast frock. Modeled by the perfect Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the magazine and frequenting the wardrobes of Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Alice Dellal (the celebrity request list goes on), his collection is impossibly in demand.
Paired with Louboutin shoe boots, Fast presented a fashion forward collection of futuristic make-up and bandage body-con. Yet, he took one daring move which set him apart from the other designers - the decision to put three "normal" size models (size 12-14) in his Spring-Summer 2010 collection.
One small step for these new models, one huge step for fashion. While the models looked beautiful and proved the point that "bigger" women can wear Fast's clothes; it was somewhat a shame that Fast's creative director caused such a fuss by walking out due to the decision made. Proving only that fashion still has impossible ideals of beauty or appropriateness on the catwalk and that people rarely dare to put a controversial foot forward in order to push boundaries.
So, a big round of applause to Mark Fast, who not only makes impossibly beautiful dresses, but who makes them for all women of all sizes.