Between creative rebellion, demi-couture, a color palette that denotes softness and energy, as well as a new monogram, the “chaotic magnificence” of Mark Fast‘s (@mark_fast) Spring-Summer 22 collection, inspired by the London underground scene of the 90s, fully reflects the youth of today.
Inspired by the London Underground scene of the 90s, the collection focused on revisiting the simplicity of the one-strap demi-couture bodycon dress silhouette which denotes a new form of sophistication, reflected through its versatility tailored in a range of pastel and neon style colors (characteristic of the designer) that adorned with chains add a toughness of attitude to the looks.
Hand-painted denim pieces, as well as transparent fabrics hand-painted with graffiti and revitalized acid-washed denim, reflect the inspiration of the London underground of the 90s. A new monogram, reminiscent of a party haze, is also introduced.
Between manipulation of silhouettes, materials, and colors, Mark Fast’s SS22 collection allows us to question that while other factors led to the development of this movement, one cannot help but wonder if some common elements resonate today… even though too much time has passed. The feeling of freedom, the desire to return to social gatherings, and a new form of rebelliousness, a versatile rebelliousness that today can be manifested through creative means, clothing being one of them, a creativity of being able to manifest nonconformity but looking forward.
The designer has been able to expand his vision recently, opening stores in Beijing, Chongqing, and, most recently, Hong Kong. The response seems to be positive, as his garments have been worn by Lay Zhang, Yu Geng Yin, and Tia Ray.