Ashish autumn/winter 2016 collection catwalk show for LFW
The “king of sequins” was typically flamboyant in creating his autumn/winter 2016 collection – fittingly inspired by a box of crayons.
Every colour under the sun strutted, danced and shimmered down the runway: coral, pink, purple, yellow, blue, green… the list was endless. Disco fever had well and truly struck, with strong references to the 70s – wide-leg trousers with long side splits, plunging cowl necks and slinky slip dresses – updated with a splattering of sequins and tassels. Fur coats – both short and long – even had beads interspersed in the fabric.
Each model accessorised with a colour-coordinated afro wig, sky-high heels and an aura of playfulness.
Sequin-fringed bralets were teamed with tight-fitting maxi skirts, while crop tops paired off with flared trousers; plunge-neck jumpsuits waited their turn. Each model was dressed from afro-to-toe in a different garish colour – accessories included.
The collection was not without technical skill. On closer inspection, the minutiae of each piece became clear: elegantly cut lapels on a gold suit, bow-shaped fastenings securing thigh-high slits and carefully frayed hems.
One thing is certain: Ashish has outdone himself with the amount of sparkle in this collection and, possibly, the degree of colour. Then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less!
Photos: Krisztian Pinter