It’s bold. It’s bright. It’s beautiful. It’s Ashish.
Two things are always very certain with an Ashish show:
1. You’ll get hit by a wav of nostalgic references and gorgeous traditional silhouettes and shapes.
2. If you don’t get blinded by the sequins, then you need to stop looking at your phone and start looking at the runway honey!
This season was no exception, filled with drama and all the nostalgic touchpoints we’ve come to know from the designer, but in a way it felt different. It felt more effortless, almost as if the designer has really relaxed into his aesthetic more this season, and just trusts the process will carry him to a very gorgeous destination – and that it did with the shows inspiration hailing from that eternal pursuit of joy and escape from the storm.
The signature floral print was joined by beautiful houndstooth and leopard prints, stripes and polka dots of colour, this time in slightly darker tones than usual, well except maybe for the pineapple yellow dresses, they will shine on through any season. The sequins this season were larger, and layered in some designs to look more like brushstrokes, no doubt a nod to those moments of living in the here and now and capturing that singular moment in time.
Simple styling from Ai Kamoshita gave the clothes a chance to breathe, and small touches like pearl beads hanging off the nails from Ama Quashie really gave that extra special attention to detail.
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