Mark Fast x Pinko A/W11

Focused on leather, Fast's sophomore Pinko collection sported long knits, intricate embroidery and fringing

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Mark Fast’s second Pinko collaboration reinterprets his signature bodycon knits with swathes of blacks, camels, whites and greys. But while the previous collection was intended for a glamorous night out, the new one tells the story of the morning after. Long ribbed knits are relaxed enough for daytime lounging, but the intricate embroidery and fringing are there to remind the wearer of the debauchery, which might have happened earlier on. Alike Fast’s main collection for Autumn Winter 2011, the collaboration is also heavy on net and the designer’s new favourite fabric: leather. The setting of a cinema in Milan added a dramatic touch to Fast’s already very theatrical presentation.

Dazed Digital: What was the main concept behind the collection and how do you think it differs from your last Pinko offering?
Mark Fast: The collection is a very chic, refined version of my last collection for Pinko. While the last one was perfect for the night, this one tells the story of the morning after the night before. It’s all about this dream-like state of waking up in the morning and thinking: what exactly did I do last night? Think Andy Warhol times, Grace Jones, Studio 54…

Dazed Digital: And how do you think the designs refer to your main line?
Mark Fast: Like in my main collection, all pieces are ribbed and knitted. They also feature quite a lot of intricate embroidery and fringes. Still, the colour palette I used here is a lot more practical. I focused on a lot of blacks, camels and greys. Despite all the similarities, I like to keep the two lines separate.

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