last February as a new designer to watch has definitely made his mark in the fashion world! Last season he caused quite a stir when he sent down a couple plus sized models in his creations proving that anyone can wear his sexy knits. Now WWD reports that the Canadian born designer is now launching a diffusion line in time for Spring 2010. He decided that he wanted his work to be accesible to a wider audience.
When I first discovered Mark Fast, I was a bit bummed that he hand knit each piece piece so I did not see it coming to my wardrobe in the forseeable or affordable future. Fortunately I was wrong, the new collection will be made in an Italian factory. His designer label will continue to be created by hand. Currently his designer label wholesales for $2,500 but his new line dubbed Faster will wholesale from $25 to $400. Curve and Seven in NYC are set to pick up the line for Spring 2010.
Also, in Mark Fast's future? A Topshop collaboration is also slated to be coming soon!