Sequins aren't usually my thing. They tend to come in the form of 'going out' clothes that are one part sleazy and one part try-hard - neither of which are categories I try to fall into voluntarily. But the sequin has had a revival. Reworked, its been given a grungy unexpected makeover. Instead of dressing them up in the form of tarty tight dresses Ashish paired them with chunky woolen knits and tweeds in his Autumn/Winter collection. Not a fake tan or blonde blowout in sight. Instead they were accessorized with loose braids, slouchy beanies, barely there makeup, granny printed rolled socks and menswear shoes. Totally quirky and impossible to take with a straight face, the line mixes bright prints and childlike motifs with heavily textured knits and bunched waists. Ashish's collection provides not only a true masterclass in layering pieces that traditionally wouldn't be worn together but also presents a whole array of insanely covetable pieces. I've got my eye on the two-toned jumper with red stitches above the elbow.
Photos taken at the Village Press showroom.