It was all about ghetto fabulous fashion at the Mark Fast fashion show. There was a whole lot of fringe, afros, and attitude on display in this collection which took Fast’s body-con knitwear to the streets.
In colors of hot pink, asphalt black, brick red, and lilac the show was a celebration of some of the worst fashions of the 1980s. It was a tongue in cheek take on the hoop earrings, gold chains, and ankle socks wearing rapper style of Salt N Peppa and J.J. Fad. A style that looked dated even when it first appeared thirty years ago. Which makes one wonder why the designer would revisit the trend.
But he did.
Showing cropped tops and micro skirts that blended different weaving techniques to create textural variations on a single outfit. Other experimentations included crafting a knit jacket that morphed into an open weave mesh at the hem and fringed capes that scraped the floor. But this collection never found its way past looking like a throwback to a fashion era many would soon prefer to forget. Here’s hoping Fast looks forward for inspiration next season.
- Jessica Michault