To celebrate London Fashion Week we asked a selection of top designers to tell us their favourite spots for shopping, relaxing and getting inspired.
Knitwear whizz Mark Fast has courted controversy during his three years of own label design – he famously sent fuller figured models down the catwalk in 2010, and was a lone voice in defence of curves during fashion week. He has since launched a diffusion line, Faster by Mark Fast, and his designs are popular amongst sartorially adventurous pop artists like Rihanna.
Shop: Uniqlo – perfect fitting trousers.
Café: The Spence Bakery.
Bar: The Arts Club.
Favourite place to stay when in town: The Corinthia Hotel.
What are you looking forward to seeing in 2012? Sunless ’97 and Palmistry gig.
Secret London spot: The Royal Institution.
Market: Borough Market.
Treat: The Tate Modern.
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Follow @TimeOut Shopping throughout London Fashion Week for all the latest catwalk updates.