Ashish partner with Warehouse for new party collection

Ashish have teamed up with British fashion retailer Warehouse to create a new capsule collection in time for the party season.The label, helmed by Delhi-born, London-based designer Ashish Gupta, recently unveiled its spring 2019 collection as part of t…

Ashish have teamed up with British fashion retailer Warehouse to create a new capsule collection in time for the party season.

The label, helmed by Delhi-born, London-based designer Ashish Gupta, recently unveiled its spring 2019 collection as part of the London Fashion Week schedule, which was a party-ready line full of shimmer and sparkle. Now, the brand is offering glitz and glamour to a wider consumer base by partnering with Warehouse in a new budget-friendly 14-piece collection.

This consists of party pieces including bandeau dresses and miniskirts, as well as a statement catsuit and a floor length dress, but also includes daytime essentials such as polo tops, T-shirts and leggings.

“I wanted to create a really signature capsule collection with lots of sequins, strong clean shapes, dramatic colours – empowering clothes, very classic pieces that are really special, but also fun to wear, and easy to mix into any wardrobe,” Ashish told British Vogue regarding his inspiration for his latest project.

The fashion star, renowned for his use of slogans and pops of primary colours, highlighted an oversized yellow trench coat as one of his favourite pieces from the upcoming collection “because it looks like a vinyl mac, but the sequins just make it so luxe”, in addition to a short red sequin dress.

The collection launches in early November (18) with prices starting from £35 ($46).

Ashish’s latest collaboration follows on from the brand’s partnership with River Island in 2017, while it has also previously enjoyed a 10-season partnership with Topshop.

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Mary Katrantzou channels Victorian opulence in fall 18 collection

Mary Katrantzou presented a Victorian infused fall/winter 2018 line for her London Fashion Week show on Sunday (18Feb18).Taking her cues from textile designer William Morris, famous for his patterned wallpaper, Katrantzou showed off a new collection fu…

Mary Katrantzou presented a Victorian infused fall/winter 2018 line for her London Fashion Week show on Sunday (18Feb18).

Taking her cues from textile designer William Morris, famous for his patterned wallpaper, Katrantzou showed off a new collection full of draped material, brocade prints and deep buttoned jackets, reminiscent of a Chesterfield sofa.

The Greek designer explained in her show notes that the line, titled Interior Lives, was inspired by “the beginnings of modernism – its roots in William Morris, up to the Bauhaus”.

Katrantzou mixed muted hues with splashes of colour, seen in her tapestry style dresses and ornately draped gowns.

Ashish and Peter Pilotto also showed in the British capital on Sunday, and both design houses went big on colour.

Ashish Gupta injected his usual sense of fun into proceedings, creating a line full of technicolour and glitter. Striped sequins were the order of the day, with models wearing stripy dresses, jumpers, and trousers in Ashish’s go-to embellishment.

The designer also showed off his cheeky side, changing the American Express logo to American Excess and Mastercard’s to Masturbate, all in his signature sequins. Glittery florals, tassels, and flowing skirts also featured heavily.

At the Peter Pilotto show, held at London’s famous Tramp private members club, the audience took in the new season clothes while sitting on round tables and sipping champagne.

Loose, flowing material was seen throughout; on floor-sweeping dresses right through to feminine suits.

The bright palette was consistent too, with design duo Pilotto and Christopher de Vos mixing block colours with bright prints.

The show had a real ’70s vibe, though Pilotto commented that another decade also influenced the line: “We like the idea of this whole opium, psychedelic, thirties opulence, with the prints.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with shows from Roksanda, Erdem, and Marques’Almeida.

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