London's newest fashion talent: Mark Fast and Mary Katrantzou

24 February 2009

Take a look at today's new issue of Grazia (out today!) and you'll see we've tipped off three up-and-coming London Fashion Week newbies that have been attracting the fashion pack in droves. These new whizz kids are Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou and Natascha Stolle, and they all have their shows today. Mark and Mary showed their collections at 9am this morning, to a very eager fashion crowd (which considering all the parties last night, goes to show just how hot these tickets are!)

First up was Mark Fast's runway - his collection was sexier than Cindy Crawford in a swimsuit - all clingy knits with peepholes, fringing and crochet. And this season Mark honed his ‘little dress' making skills by bringing out a collection of tiny weeny numbers in a rainbow of disco colours (teal and dusky pink were especially gorgeous). We loved the wet look hair and vampy make up too - super sexy.  Our summary: not for the faint hearted, but definitely for the fashion hungry!


As for Mary Katrantzou's rails... The amazing trompe l'oeil 1960s shift style dresses or the gold jewellery of gigantic proportions. It was a tough call as to which was our favourite. So lucky for us; she put the two together to create a collection that is all at once ladylike but totally and utterly directional too. Our favourites? The blue and grey chiffon skirted maxi gown, green perfume bottle dress and the final look modelled by Jourdan Dunn - a black suede dress with possibly the world's biggest necklace over the top! Check out backstage pictures below.

- Hannah Almassi

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