Mark Fast has sparked huge controversy after using plus-size models in his S/S10 collection at London Fashion Week.
The Canadian designer known for his super tight body-con knitwear used three plus-size models from agency 12+ on Friday, as well as the usual stream of waif-life models.
But not everyone in his team approved of the last-minute decision, which caused both his stylist and casting director walked out. Oh dear, temper tantrum?
Fast’s managing director Amanda May told the Telegraph there were â€œcreative differences with regards to the casting of those girls. There was a team change and we’re glad we stuck to our decision.
Fast wasn’t the only one to go against the grain at London Fashion Week; PPQ used exclusively black models in their line-up and the Sykes collection was presented on models up to the age of 70.
Whilst we’d hardly call Fast’s svelt size 12 and 14 models ‘plus-size’, we do think this change is really encouraging and applaud the designer on his step-away from skinny.