Mark Fast – Knitter Extraordinaire!


You might think that because knitwear designer Mark Fast grew up in Winnipeg that his garments would be warm and cosy but he’s created some of the chicest and sexist knitwear around! Think corsetry, Elizabethan/Joan of Arc and a hint of S&M. Mark knits everything by hand on a domestic machine.

Mark studied fashion design at Seneca College in Toronto. He then moved to London and did a foundation in Fashion Design at London College of Fashion. He did a BA and MA in Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central St. Martins. He also worked with for a few seasons.

will be showing at London Fashion Week on February 24th!

Mark is presently living in London.

In Canada you can purchase Mark Fast at Holt Renfrew and in London at .

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3 comments on “Mark Fast – Knitter Extraordinaire!

  1. gilda
    February 1, 2009 at 2:02

    that is beautiful and i love the geometry of his creations. it’s hard to believe that those are knits and i wish i could take a closer look at the details. love it!

  2. Tricia Leftwich
    February 24, 2009 at 18:18

    Wow – the photograph of Mark in his workshop surrounded by Passap machines (and another I did not recognise – I knit on an old Duo), with cones and cones of yarn in the background was heaven and then to see his beautiful, fabulous designs at the Fashion weeks was an inspiration for all us domestic machine knitters.
    Please Mark, when you possibly have the time, talk to us and help us see some of your magic.
    You are truly superb.
    Good luck in everything you do.
    Tricia

  3. eddie
    March 14, 2009 at 6:06

    tricia
    i bet you would look great in one of those dresses

    can you knit me some pj’s

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