London Fashion Week 2010
I had wanted to choose more images from Mark Fast's collection given his new-found status as a champion of the 'normal' girl which, in fashion, is translated to the 'plus-size' model. However, as much respect as I have for Fast's efforts to change the face of what is fashionably beautiful, I must say that until he transforms, not only the vision of designers globally but also, his own vision, I for one cannot admire the clothes in the same way. I am not in anyway opposed to the use of models larger than a size zero, quite the opposite in fact. I just feel that, for years now designers have created collections with regard to the shape of the models body and allowed their creations to support the skinny trend by attempting to confine their design to what will suit the waif like body of a model. Where Fast is going wrong in his effort is the way he doesn't change his own vision, his own designs; he still designs for a size zero model he just puts the garment on a size 12 model. It's not flattering to his clothes, it doesn't flatter the shape of the model, and other than 'shocking' the fashion world it serves no greater purpose in the quest to change the view of skinny as beauty.
Images via style.com