London Fashion Week designer Mark Fast has teamed up with hosiery brand Jonathan Aston for a capsule collection for autumn winter 2012. ‘Fast AT Jonathan Aston’ was launched to press this week and will be available in stores from August.
Canadian and former Central St. Martins student Mark Fast is a specialist knitwear designer. At 30 years old, Mark Fast has collaborated with Stuart Vevers for Loewe, Bora Aksu, Christian Louboutin, Swarovski, Atelier Swarovski, Topshop, Pinko, Danier, and Woolmark.
The new project aims to combine the designer’s understanding of knitting techniques with the Jonathan Aston ‘dynamism’ to create winning designs.
On the announcement, John Roskalns, managing director of the Melas Group – owner of the Jonathan Aston brand - said: “This has been a terrific collaboration; Mark has truly stretched the ingenuity of our factories in creating pieces with a really strong look that will be stunning for current and new ‘astonistas’ to wear. We are so looking forward to presenting this collection.”
Image: Jonathan Aston hosiery