ASHISH | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Cool, calm but highly uncollected was the perfect way to describe Ashish‘s offerings fro Spring / Summer 2013. Inspired by the “archetypal math geek, more concerned with quadratic equations than the number of ply in a cashmere sweater.”
Ashish Spring / Summer 2013 saw a restricted palette of school uniform, greys, blues and blacks, but it certainly didn’t take anything away from a overall breathtakingly imaginative collection. The idea of mix and match was taken very literally as garments saw denim spliced apart at the seams; backless or sleeveless.
Models stomped straight out of the late eighties and down the runway in a wash of light, denim, oversized cotton shirts and glitter ball sequins. Top knots were held in place by old school glittery scrunchies and round black-framed glasses sat neatly against a barely-there make-up finish. Wonky and haphazard cuts made for a carefree aesthetic, while tinsel tracksuits and oversized tees added a sporty touch.
Numbers played a pivotal role in the Ashish geek’s word of fashion, “She’ll gladly tell you that 12,407 sequins have been hand applied to her giant white T-shirt (she counted them),” read the show notes.
A sultry allure began to prevail as the show progressed. Flashes of skin were seen with a bulky denim jacket complete with back zip, undone to reveal the small of the back. Standout metallic vests which resembled armour were completely backless and glittery mini dresses were held up by the stringiest of spaghetti straps.
Overall Ashish offered a truly inspirational collection and led the way for a more easygoing and playful season.
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of London Fashion Week