Fashion alert: racy curves ahead!
When your designs have slipped on and sheathed some of the hottest bods in the business — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ciara and Nicki Minaj — you can rightfully be celebrated as the king of ‘lux wool art’. Opening the Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013 with a boom-boom-shake-the-room vibe, London-based designer Mark Fast showed his Spring/Summer 2014 collection to a rapt audience.
Think saucy and sultry figure-hugging knits with playful peek-a-boo accents and sheer panels. We’d hit the gym with a vengeance before attempting to get close to any of his covetable outfits, but SIFW’s leggy models worked his body art — the clothes and movements synching beautifully! The show started with soothing pastels and quickly moved on to a refreshing palette of sorbet colours. The outfits were strategically cut along the body — under the bust, around the hips and defining the legs. One of the season’s continuing trends — sheer panels — worked perfectly with Mark’s material of choice. You wouldn’t think wool could be so sexy! As the colour palette moved to juicy pinks and mauves, the hemlines increased, with some stunning floor length gowns.
As his show approached its closure, Mark gave Mumbai some intensely wearable outfits for the season we mockingly call winter! Short, tight tops, paired with crochet shorts and roomy pants in lime and grey, this line should hit the spot with sporty-chic Indian girls and mod mums alike. His arresting silhouettes needed no distractions via accessories, hair or make-up; all of which remained minimal. And reserving the best for last, Mark’s showstopper Sonam Kapoor shimmied down the ramp in a traffic-stopping crochet gown with a halter neck and luxurious tassels grazing the floor.
ABSOLUTELY LUST-WORTHY: Floor-length crochet tassels put a Baby Boomers spin on the Twenties flapper dresses.
Article by - Aparna Pednekar
Pictures by - Sukrit Nagaraj