If fashion is a language, Ashish’s Spring Summer 17 collection at London Fashion Week spoke of multi-cultural defiance in reaction to the post-Brexit toxic anti-immigrant sentiment and violence reverberating throughout Britain and more broadly, much of the western world. In this collection Ashish celebrated his Indian heritage and proudly declared immigrant status in Great Britain.
#LondonIsOpen was the closing mood, following a luscious procession of adorned Hindu-god-like models, men and women, swept along by an elegantly ambiguous sexuality, at least in this western context.
It was a celebration of craft and colour and a reminder that fashion is most powerful when it has something to say. In the spirit of that, I’ll let Ashish’s SS17 collection do the talking.
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters with Maybelline
Hair: Ali Pirzadeh and team at CLM Hair & Makeup (hair products by Toni and Guy)
Manicurist: Michelle Humphrey and team at LMC for Nailsinc London
Set Design: Thomas Petherick at CLM
Music: Baluji Shrivastav OBE
Casting: Troy Fearn and Mischa Notcutt at TM Casting
Animal Handler: Andrew Stephenson at Zoolab
“Special Thanks to my mum”