Anyway, intellectual lecture over! I'm choosing to write about Ashish today because of the huge impact that he had upon me at LFW last month. My personal view on him is that he is completely understated and not necessarily one of the mainstream designers that the general public have heard of. However, I love the fact that he is a bit of a dark horse and has so much respect from the big fashion industry. You'll never catch an outfit which isn't sequin-overload and doesn't have the power to make you subconsciously go "wow".
Ashish debuted his first collection in 2001 and has gone on from success to success ever since. He was born in Delhi, grew up in Toronto and is currently based in London (and it's clear that his cultured background influences the uniqueness of his designs). You've just got to love the slouchy, bold prints that Ashish is renowned for. He has previously stated that his main source of inspiration is the library and the type of women he aims to encapsulate within his collections are "fun-loving, sexy, with a sense of humour and like to make an entrance".
These fabulous hobo-gone-chic creations are just a snippet (well, quite a big snippet!) from what's to come in AW10 from the darling that is Ashish. I mean who else can turn what appears to be pyjamas into a serious fashion on-trend?