27 September 2009
Apologies for lack of images- the way the venue was designed it made it hard for me or anyone else to take photos. But we did snap Jodie Harsh on her way out of the show.
A truly capsule collection, Ashish returned to what he knows best, sequined colourful brights, this time capturing a strong holiday cruise theme with a Beach Boys soundtrack. Iconic jet setting motifs like the Mona Lisa, Eiffel Tower, palm trees, Map of Italy, his famous pink flamingos and slogans like ‘Life’s a Beach’ (and our personal favourite ‘I’ve been around’) were displayed in loose, comfortable shapes glamourised in shiny sequins.
Key winners of the collection were a long sparkly sequined white gown with the Statue of Liberty and a pair of flared sequined loose-fitting pants showing the New York skyline in bright blue and black.
Ashish also chose to play with denim this season, keeping on trend but taking washed out and tie-dyed denim to the next level - embellished with finger-long studs not only on shoulders but the ends of jeans as well. Interestingly enough, there was homage to Nike, showing Ashish’s ability in taking the practical and glamourising it so effortlessly.
All in all, one of the stronger more out-there collections in terms of capturing the bright, fun and colourful elements of summer.