London Fashion Week: Nicola Roberts meets Kanye West at Mark Fast show


Too busy worrying about meeting Kanye Nicola Roberts bonds with her idol at Mark Fast show, but suffers major fashion miss

Even celebrities can turn to jelly when it comes to meeting their idols.

And it seems Nicola Roberts was a little too preoccupied at breathing the same air as Kanye West, that she failed to get a second opinion on her wardrobe choice before leaving the house.

Looking older than her 26 years, Nicola stepped out in a bizarre businesswoman meets psychedelic chic ensemble at the Mark Fast show held at the Courtyard Show Space in Somerset House.

Fashion hit or miss Nicola Roberts attends the Mark Fast fashion show at the Courtyard Show Space in Somerset House wearing a rather dubious suit

Fashion hit or miss Nicola Roberts attends the Mark Fast show at London Fashion Week in a rather odd suit

The Girls Aloud singer teamed a green and purple plaid jacket with orange trousers featuring the same pattern, while teetering along on nude heels with a delicate baby pink strap across the toe.

Adding a further splash of eccentricity, Nicola wore a chunky belt that seemed to pay tribute to Crocodile Dundee and lurked beneath an enormous pair of Sixties inspired celebrity shades.

While she dutifully gushed over the
runaway creations, tweeting: 'The @Markfastknit show was beautiful..
Beaded crochet to die for..' it seems she only had eyes for the Gold
Digger star.

Centre of attention: It seems only those fortunate enough to get a front row seat received free goodie bags

Centre of attention: It seems only those fortunate enough to get a front row seat received free goodie bags

Fashionistas: Newly-single Mollie King poses with Nicola, as Kanye looks a little bored

Fashionistas: Newly-single Mollie King poses with Nicola, as Kanye looks a little bored

Fashionistas: Newly-single Mollie King poses with Nicola, as Kanye West looks a little bored

She wrote: 'My obsession with Kanye just hit a new high after meeting him at Mark Fast show.. #LFW.'

Like an infatuated schoolgirl, Nicola added: 'I really love him.'

However, it seems the US Grammy-winner only had eyes for Zara Martin, rather unsubtly eyeing up her legs during a flirtatious conversation.

Knitwear king Mark Fast, dubbed the yarn alchemist by boutique owner and stylist Brix Smith-Start, does things with macrame, crochet and yarn to make him the envy of WI members everywhere.

And this season, his show did not disappoint.

No1 fan: She may have tried to act coo in front of Kanye West, but Nicola was tweeting about her idol

No1 fan: She may have tried to act coo in front of Kanye West, but Nicola was tweeting about her idol

The collection today proved just how
versatile his favoured medium – yarns of wool, silk, linen and cotton –
can be. This time round, his knits were yet more glamorous.

Fast's knitting gets cooler and more complex with each passing season. His skill with the needles is something to behold.

A glossy silk macrame dress
interwoven with shiny beads was layered over a gossamer-thin knit blue
dress, combining two techniques without weight or bulk.

Didn't even get a look-in! Kanye seemed rather taken with Zara Martin than the Girls Aloud star

Didn't even get a look-in! Kanye seemed rather taken with Zara Martin than the Girls Aloud star

Fine-knit mini dresses in pale grey
and white stripes clung seductively to the models' bodies in a way that
knitwear normally has no right to do.

But knitwear should be cosy too, and
here Fast provided, with chunky cardigans in soft black wool,
cardigan-coats in oyster and black stripes, and a wonderfully shaggy
long-haired number that shimmied as the model moved down the catwalk.

Colour palette was simple: tones of black, mushroom and grey, with the odd dash of cobalt blue.

All in all, an extraordinary talent.

Time for a rest: No wonder needed Nicola needed to sit down, tottering along in her nude heels

Time for a rest: No wonder needed Nicola needed to sit down, tottering along in her nude heels

Heavenly: Nicola tweeted her adoration for the beaded crochet

Heavenly: Nicola tweeted her adoration for the beaded crochet