27 September 2009

Snapped for SB Magazine

Killer tights killer shoes @Jasper Garvieda @180 Strand
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Jasper Garvieda@ 180 The Strand

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Day 2- PPQ @ 8.30

PPQ never fails to make entering its star-studded show a big pain, but once inside the premises, the show proved itself worthwhile with a star-studded front-row cast. PPQ introduced its audience to tribal-infused pop colour looks by drowsing tall ethnic models in high-waisted hot pink harem pants and triangle graphic infused vests. The models had their hair wrapped up in towering black turbans and walked the triangle catwalk in black & white stripes and adidas shirts tucked in purple high-waisted African skirts.

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.

Day 2-Ashish @ 5.30

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.

Spotted @Ashley Isham

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