I am really bad at spending money on clothes. I will happily piss away £100s on the high street over the course of a month or so, but when it comes to investing in designer pieces I am always reluctant. Spending more than £100 on a single item stresses me out, no matter how much of a good investment it might be, because I am not a grown up. That doesn’t stop me lusting over high end, though, and has led me to a love of high street designer collaborations.
And out of all the designers in all the land, Ashish is my very favourite. The Ashish show is (pretty much) the only thing I ever care about at fashion week. I wrote about Ashish back in 2012 when my blog was terrible, and again when I was fortunate enough to go backstage at his SS16 show. So when River Island asked me to go to Bestival with them wearing their new unisex collaboration with Ashish, I was very bloody excited. The collection has a predominantly loungewear theme: from joggers and oversized jumpers emblazoned with Ashish’s signature tongue-in-cheek slogans, to actual pyjamas that you can definitely wear out, to sweet little sequinned nightie style slip dresses, comfort is key.
My personal favourites are the yellow sequinned dress I’m wearing here, and the uber cosy ‘DOOM & GLOOM’ sweatshirt, both so very reasonable priced at £50 and £60 respectively. Shop the rest of the collection here, online only, from today!
Photos by Mikko Puttonen
this post is sponsored by River Island