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Ashish AW13: “You are London!”

Ashish AW13: “You are London!”

Ashish AW13

You can always rely on Ashish to bring realism back into a week solely dedicated to the extraordinary world of fashion. Whilst other designers influence French film stars (Holly Fulton), create ‘unpredictable angles’ (J.W. Anderson) or highlight the importance of taking the dark side in a directional new approach (Erdem) – Ashish uses workmen as his force of style. Two sugars with that?

High viz jackets (the ravers day job), denim dungarees, plaid slouched skirts, hair like a 5am scour brush, pockets for spanners, frayed ponchos and knitted borrowed jumpers, all covered in Ashish’s iconic sequins that only he can do. His infamous slogan jumpers got a titter from the audience with the typically cynical, British statement, “I’m having a shit day, thanks for asking” as did the tongue-in-cheek using of the horses head which was very apt considering the daily headlines. The hologram dress, sequin tweed, patchwork denim apron fronts, scaffolding buckled jumpsuits and heavy chain print- it was a back to work ethic that paralleled the cultural movement of our times.

I simply adore Ashish because he brings an urban element to his collection every season, staying true to his roots that reminds me constantly of school days, fun, disobeying with a bucket load of hands-in-pocket attitude and all spun up in holographic sequins. Ashish: you are London!

Ashish AW13 FashionBite

Ashish AW13 FashionBite

Ashish AW13 FashionBite

Ashish AW13 FashionBite

Ashish AW13 FashionBite

With thanks to Gareth Gregg Photography

Sian @ FashionBite xx

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