Mark Fast’s S/S14 catwalk presentation mixed gothic punk looks with bright spring knitwear. The collection emphasized grunge-inspired 90’s knitted pieces in the forms of bodycon dresses and pencil skirts paired with crop tops. The models were styled with round black sunglasses and black backcombed hair reminiscent of the Cure’s Robert Smith’s signature look. The knit dresses and skirts were paired with chunky military-like lace up creeper boots. This styling seamlessly tied in the modern raver meets 90’s alternative theme allowing for the focus to be on the woven textured details.
Key colours included grey, black, blue and neon yellow. One key piece of the collection was a blue knit fitted maxi dress with a blue and black fringed finish at the bottom. A few of the dresses included off the shoulder sleeves or mesh inserted sleeves. The pieces suggested shredded fluidity in the use of fabrics and fit into the major emerging trend for spring/summer 2014 of cropped tops with matching skirts as two piece sets.
With the slow, ‘emo-like’ music, the show suggested a bold darkness, creating a varied texture of sexy angst that captured the entire collection.