‘Holy moly’ should have been the slogan of the day as Ashish closed London Fashion Week with his autumn/winter 201/12 collection to a roar of cheers from VIP guests such as Amber Rose and Paloma Faith, fashion editors, press and photographers.
Instead jumpers emblazoned with slogans such as ‘Teen Idol’, ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Holy Crap’ were sewn across knitted sweaters with huge holes in them. Alongside this were oversized tartan checked dresses, shirts, trousers and jackets that paid homage to the 70s polished-punk heyday. Forget the usual king of sequinned-bling, Ashish was bringing home the punk era: dresses were slashed and brogue shoes tipp-ex’d and studded, with safety pins adorning denim jackets.
The colour palette consisted of mustard yellow, reds, blue, greens and lilacs, and poked fun at the ‘establishment’ with Union Jack T-shirts, tank tops and shorts.
Dame Viv would be proud…