Mark Fast - can be described as designing to encompass the body, as his knits seem to almost have a relationship with the person wearing them. I love that all of his pieces are designed on a domestic knitting machine, with the idea that a blend of lycra and more natural fibres combine to create tension, volume, and shape around the body. Technically, Fast is a bit of a knitwear genius - innovation is key.
Spring/Summer 2009 is definitely a standout here, colour and technique are powerful tools and Fast has created a collection that utilises both of these. Besides, who doesn't love a bit of fringing?!