Ashish - Autumn/Winter 09
Ashish Gupta is a man who relishes in fun-loving fashion. With this fashion week showing being his 5th, he describes the inspiration behind his latest collection as “Depression era carnivals, the American Wild West and Liberace.” And true to his inspirations, the catwalk became a hyper-circus of colour and graphical design.
Style notes: A crazy, sexy, cool collection. It's daring, capturing your imagination like a child reading Alice in Wonderland. An intermix of bright, garish colour clashes, animal prints, and clown-like accents, all working together for deliberate disharmony.
My favourite piece is what I like to refer to as the 'tux caricature dress'; sequined with bright yellow outlines and a cartoon-like red bow tie. Topped with leopard print tights and zebra patterned boots - it's a feast for the eyes. The entire collection completely leaps away from anything formal, it's just 100% fun .
Colour notes: Too many to mention.
Gossip: Everyone is happily enchanted with the circus!
Here are my highlights from the catwalk:
Click here to see the catwalk video
For information on Ashish's collection see londonfashionweek.co.uk
29-35 Rathbone Street
Images credit: Catwalking.com