London Knits all Skimpy, Frilly and Pringley
I will make it my mission to one day hold a Louise Goldin knit in my hands so I can see how she creates this molded effect that we saw much more of in her previous two collections (though I can't find anyone who sells her main line). It fascinates me. The first look above might be rather unwearable if you want to show the world you do indeed have a neck and you like your boobs to look the same as each other, but I just find it so damn appealing. The soft cloud blue, the Luella SS09-reminiscent mix of textures and the asymmetric panels do wonders for my senses.
And she gave us lots of ruffles, too, in ice cream shades. And I just realised why I want to eat those thin layers of half and quarter-circle panels - they remind of crêpes.
Our good ol' Canadian boy Mark Fast showed his slinky, figure hugging knits on a variety of shapes and sizes, and I admit that when I saw his first look (below, top right) I thought the model was huge. Then I rubbed the catwalk filter off my eyes and realised she's a perfectly normal sized woman. There were others with actual meat on their bones, with different builds, and to round out the representation of body types we also saw...
...the poor of posture (this one bothers me immensely)...
...and the typical skinny models. I have to say, that while Mark Fast's knits are texturally interesting and his techniques impressive (this from someone who is only a basic knitter so I haven't a clue how he does it but they sure look complicated), the super slinky meshy knits make me a bit uneasy, like that above. Even on tiny frames the delicate-looking strands seem they're about to snap from being even slightly stretched. But ignoring the fact that the model looks like she's slumped over and about to fall to the floor, the sinewy nature of those particular knits and their effect when worn on the body is probably the point of it all.
These below are relatively modest. I like that he introduced pops of colour and his fringe dresses are just cool.
All I know is that it would take a hell of a lot of guts to wear a super sexy Mark Fast dress as is, whatever your shape or size.
And Pringle gave us some knits to cover up and snuggle up in and some cute and sexy dresses:
Do these look kind of familiar? Think fast: