As much as I loved the workwear and keffiyeh print inspiration at the Ashish show, it was this single denim patchwork dress that truly captured my heart. I love the multi-coloured fabric swaths...Read More →
As much as I loved the workwear and keffiyeh print inspiration at the Ashish show, it was this single denim patchwork dress that truly captured my heart. I love the multi-coloured fabric swaths and the slouchy oversized shape. If I had to pick one piece from Ashish’s autumn/winter collection to have this would definitely be it. With that said, the rest of the collection was equally alluring. Mixing something as tough as workwear with sequins is a brilliant and unexpected pairing. As always, I’m madly in love with Ashish’s creations. The mega blown out hairdos also has me wishing that I had a permanent member on staff to do my hair in the morning. Why am I so lacking in volume?
This is the only photo that really matters from the Topshop Unique show – it displays all the best bits of the collection. A swingy full pink sequined skirt bounces around and hits at mid-calf. There were lots of trousers that were exactly the same length (I want a pair, desperately). You can just see a hint of the jacket on the model’s arm. It’s an oversized slouchy number with sleeves that have been turned up. Cropped and wide, it’s a shape that showed up on many looks from the collection and will undoubtedly be a popular fit come next autumn. Last, there’s the shoes. Oh, the shoes. I love them dearly and have made a mental note of adding them to my imaginary shopping basket. They would do rather nicely on my feetsies comes next Autumn. I like the idea of wearing baby pink in the fall. Normally it’s more of a spring colour but Topshop shows it deserves a place in winter too. I couldn’t agree with them more on this.
Topshop, you’ve rocked my world once again.
I woke up this morning with thoughts of Ashish floating around inside my head – slouchy oversized white shirts and lots of sequins. All the models wore old school white Reeboks. They’re so bad that they’re somehow good. Ashish is always one of my favourite shows at London Fashion Week. I’d give my little pinky to have one of the oversized sequined T-shirts.
p.s. the scrunchie is clearly making a comeback.
Sequins tend to create in me an unavoidable gag reflex.
I just can’t help it – I really dislike the shiny little things. Except, of course, when it comes to Ashish’s sequins. His are glorious creatures. They sneak on to prints that never expected to be covered in glitz, transforming the most basic shapes into must-have drool-worthy pieces. The tie-dye print dress is the one item I cannot get out of my head from the AW12 show. Somehow, it manages to bottle up everything I love about the ’90s. Totally simple but oh-so covetable. If it were mine I’d wear it so often that people around me would get sick at the sight of it. On days when the dress is getting a rest, I’ll wear the biker jacket and face jewelry combination pictured above. You know, for when I want to be low-key.
Oh yeah, oh yeah… face jewelry and tie-dye is wear it’s at.