• Brooke Roberts-Islam

Ashish responds to anti-immigrant sentiment by celebrating his Indian heritage at LFW

If fashion is a language, Ashish’s Spring Summer 17 collection at London Fashion Week spoke of multi-cultural defiance in reaction to the post-Brexit toxic anti-immigrant sentiment and violence reverberating throughout Britain and more broadly, much of the western world. In this collection Ashish celebrated his Indian heritage and proudly declared immigrant status in Great Britain.

#LondonIsOpen was the closing mood, following a luscious procession of adorned Hindu-god-like models, men and women, swept along by an elegantly ambiguous sexuality, at least in this western context.

It was a celebration of craft and colour and a reminder that fashion is most powerful when it has something to say. In the spirit of that, I’ll let Ashish’s SS17 collection do the talking.

Show credits:

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters with Maybelline

Hair: Ali Pirzadeh and team at CLM Hair & Makeup (hair products by Toni and Guy)

Manicurist: Michelle Humphrey and team at LMC for Nailsinc London

Set Design: Thomas Petherick at CLM

Music: Baluji Shrivastav OBE

Casting: Troy Fearn and Mischa Notcutt at TM Casting

Animal Handler: Andrew Stephenson at Zoolab

Press: Village

“Special Thanks to my mum”


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