Though Kanye West has been holed up in London working on his fall collection—and his new album—the rapper only made it to one London Fashion Week show on the last day: Mark Fast‘s. A far cry from the days he was spotted in nearly every front row from Christopher Kane to Vivienne Westwood, rumor has it the lone appearance is due to Fast’s new gig behind the scenes at West’s label. West’s debut collection, shown during Paris Fashion Week this past October, was designed with help from Louise Goldin, the Central St. Martin’s grad known for tight, bright knits and using surprising fabrics like lurex and metallics in otherwise traditional knitting patterns.
Fast, another St. Martin’s alum, first caused a splash three years ago when he sent plus size models down his runway wearing body-hugging knit dresses. Now they’re worn by it-girls from Julia Roitfeld to Rihanna, making him a solid choice for West’s design team. Sounds like we’ll have to wait until the designer shows his second collection in Paris (9:30 PM on March 6th) to find out if Fast really is involved—and what he can do for the brand.