Designer Mark Fast Causes Uproar With Plus Size Models On The Runway
Mark Fast, a designer known for his sculpted mini-dresses used three plus size models during London’s Fashion Week. His decision to use size 12 and 14 models created tension among others. According to The Observer, “within an hour of his show on Saturday morning, an Elle magazine journalist sent out a tweet saying Fast’s stylist had resigned over his use of the models”.
Fast had been working with size-12 model Hayley Morley for the LFW photography exhibition, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. The exhibition features models aged 18 to 65, in sizes 8 to 16, wearing outfits created by young London designers. It aims to change the narrow vision of beauty offered by the fashion world.