Canadian-born designer Mark Fast isn’t known for creating undergarments, although his Spring 2011 runway show for London Fashion Week included some dramatic barely-there dresses that blur the line between under and outerwear. (See the inset photo below).
His new diffusion line, Faster by Mark Fast, however, sees the knitwear maestro tackling the very tricky job of creating couture intimates held together (literally) by a few threads while being functional.
The photo above shows the exquisite mesh leggings and gloves that are part of the Faster collection. Now try imagining the same style, with Fast’s signature helix stitching, applied to bodysuits and, yes, knickers. This ain’t your grade school macramé project, sweeties!
Faster by Mark Fast is a small collection, but there are several pieces that qualify as marvels of both engineering and design. Look for the ultra-highrise Bodice knickers or the revealing ballet-neck dress. Breathtaking work — but handle with care!
Faster has been a long time in development, but the full collection finally popped this week in its own marketplace boutique on ASOS. The price points are certainly lower than Fast’s runway collections, but it’s still not for the faint of heart or wallet: leggings go for £120 ($190 USD), and there’s a wonderful one-piece, two-tone mesh jumpsuit that will set you back £340 ($600) plus a pinky swear that you will never, ever, cover it up.
Most pieces are available in black, but Fast throws in a few gems in a glorious plum shade, as seen below.
In addition to ASOS, you’ll find Faster at select shops such as The Room in Toronto or Barneys in NYC. More info on the Faster website. Enjoy the campaign images below!