WHO: Legend of British fashion, Ashish! The king of sequins and shock-factor slogans was back for another season at the Topshop Showspace.
THE FRONT ROW: EVE! The ‘Who’s that Girl’ rapper arrived just in time, causing a selfie marathon backstage after the show. Also sitting front row was sequin-clad singers Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl and Kyla la Grange.
COLLECTION IN 5 WORDS: Sequins, python, tinsel, Miley, bling.
INSPIRED BY: Ashish paid homage to celebs like Miley and Kim Kardashian. “I became obsessed with all their fan art”, he explained after the show. “I’d love to see Kim wearing one of the designs.” Stylist Anna Trevelyan also looked to the rich and famous: “She’s this rich girl, rolling into the bar with jewels falling off of her. But even though she’s rich, she’s really cool and everybody loves her.”
WHAT WE LOVED: The denim jackets finished with sequin python prints, the pink fluffy wedges (coming to Topshop in February!) and the rhinestone-embellished trackies. Oh and the hot male models, obvs.
HERO PIECE: The entire Miley Cyrus-inspired look: a sequined cartoon of her face adorning a grey sweat, worn with boyfriend jeans embellished with bananas and ciggies. Not even a tiny bit understated.
HAIR & BEAUTY: Sharon Dowsett at CLM called her make-up creation “showgirl without the drag.” Translation? Eyes painstakingly decorated with lines of multi-coloured gemstones. Hair stylist Ali Pirzadeh ironed the hair poker-straight before finishing with glitter dreadlocks and thrown-on tinsel for the boys.
WHAT THE SHOW NOTES SAID: Nothing! Ashish’s collection doesn’t need show notes: it speaks for itself.
WHAT THE EDITORS SAID:
@susiebubble: “It’s all about python skin denim at Ashish. #LFW.”
@ElleUK: “Wowza, gingham never looked so good! Check out the Ashish s/s 2015 catwalk.”
Photos: Jason Lloyd-Evans. Words: Holly Swayne.