I’m a sucker for anything sparkly, which makes Ashish one of my absolute favourites and I was once again blown away by their design efforts for the Autumn Winter 2012 collection, shown today at London Fashion Week.
The collection featured plenty of trademark Ashish sequinned pieces (which kept me happy) and was inspired by ‘New Age, rainbows and Goa.’ The Indian influence is clear throughout the collection, which included eccentric facial jewellery, head scarves, colourful patterns, and prints inspired by Krishnaism and Taoism – ancient religious denominations which are associated with India and China.
Ashish mixed up the ancient and traditional influences with rainbow platform boots, colourful denim, 1970s-esque prints, tie-dye, and tops and knitwear emblazoned with slogans such as ‘HEAVEN 7’, ‘DON’T GO’ and ‘BE HAPPY’.
I’m so impressed by this collection, one of my favourites of LFW so far! If you feel that this collection might be a little out of your budget when it becomes available for purchase, do look out for another Ashish x Topshop collaboration which is due later this year.
Check out the looks from the show (via fashionising.com) and a video summery (via Rightster).
From the bright yellow and orange hair to the glittering shoes, the Meadham Kirchhoff Autumn Winter 2012 show at London Fashion Week was nothing short of crazy – as if we could expect anything else! With sequins, glitter, tinsel and fur in sickly sweet shades, the collection is, as anticipated, every girly girl’s dream.
Floaty midi and maxi length skirts with lace trims over patterned tights in a plethora of bright colours were seen in plenitude, along with cute button-up collared shirts layered underneath bright knits. Flashes of leopard, baroque and gingham prints were also present throughout, as well as adorable patches, badges and stitching on denim pieces.
Stand out pieces included a gold and silver tinsel jacket and maxi skirt, a rainbow sequinned suit, sequinned bodices over pretty blouses and of course the vivid fur coats and matching stoles.
This collection isn’t the most wearable for everyone but it certainly provides copious amounts of super-cute, girly inspiration to keep us out of our safe, black wardrobes this upcoming autumn and winter. One stand-out piece, for example a brightly coloured fur coat, pair of tights or a delightful knitted jumper, would be a perfect way of lightening up any winter wardrobe, and I personally feel that the glitter shoes in every colour are a must!
Topshop Unique once again did not fail to impress with their London Fashion Week offering as their Autumn Winter 2012 collection wowed bloggers, critics and front row celebrities alike.
The Topshop Unique design team took inspiration from ‘uniform in all its guises, so military came to the fore, but also urban uniform dressing, like peaked caps, exposed zips and boots made for stomping’ (quoted from insideout.topshop.com) and after months of work produced this very mature, sophisticated selection of garments. The collection relies heavily on strong outerwear pieces, featuring oversized, masculine silhouettes and sleeveless layered jackets, as well as all important details like exposed zips and oversized roll up cuffs. These coats and jackets paired with the tough ankle boots which Unique also offered up make for a dream autumn/winter combination.
The autumnal shades of burgundy and olive green were seen in abundance across the catwalk along with burnt orange and navy blue, all of which often accentuated by contrasting black leather panelling and detailing. Unique also updated the extremely trendy midi length skirt by slashing it right up to the thigh.
A repeat cross motif was featured on many pieces throughout the collection, and prints on tops and bottoms were matched to channel ‘pyjama dressing’, as dubbed by the Topshop bloggers.
Evening wear ranged from super wearable black and gold sparkling mini dresses to much more adventurous loose-fit trousers, dungarees and jumpsuits.
All in all a phenomenal collection in my opinion, I can’t wait to see it hit the shelves! Check out some images below take from insideout.topshop.com and a short video summary of the show itself via Rightster.