17/03/2011 14:19 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Mark Fast A/W 2011/12

mark-fast-london-fashion-week-autumn-winter-2011-12-pa Mark Fast finds his softer side on the London Fashion Week catwalk. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Agent provocateur, Mark Fast

Back to nature, specifically "the energy of the movement of a wolf's vicious anger". Fast's words, not ours.

Fast stepped well out of his comfort look this season, experimenting with butter soft leathers and suedes, as well as pom-pom thick natural merino wool that at first glance looked like shearling. The result was a softer, warmer silhouette. The huge enveloping looped wool shoulders looked like sculptures, perfect for making a dramatic - and cosy - entrance. Meanwhile the simple biscuit suede shifts were beautifully cut and incredibly wearable - not something Fast is normally known for.

ACCESSORIES: Fierce Louboutin heels with ankle straps and a molded point at the toe.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Jo Wood, Janice Dickinson and Marina Diamondis.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Fast did something different this season; and it paid off. There were the fleshy crochet knit dresses for the die hard fans, but combined with new materials and knitting techniques, they became more sophisticated and truly three-dimensional. If there was any concern that Fast is a one trick pony, this was proof that a vicious wolf lurks within.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=985500&pid=985499&uts=1298364997