Ashley Isham presented a colorful, and elegant lines collection, celebrating the female form through accentuated silhouettes, a touch of diva like garments, opulent gowns, silky textures for nightwear, but also heavier and warmer textures for winter, layers, faux fur and leather, pom-poms, sequins and lace, and more pom poms and bells around the models ankles. This choreographed catwalk show opened with a performance of the embodiment of the sophisticated feminine ideology getting empowered and transforming itself through fashion. Vibrant colors in tones of reds, turquoise, blues, blacks & whites, trims in gold, fluorescent fringing, made this collection. Futuristic headpieces by House of Flora completed the looks, with its dramatic design and long fringes covering the face adding some mysteriousness to this powerful woman. A collection with a touch of Hollywood glamour, created with influences from around the world with a hint of fetishism and Game of Thrones.
ARRIVING IN LONDON IN 1996 FROM THE VIBRANT CITY SINGAPORE, ASHLEY EMBARKED ON HIS FASHION JOURNEY BY ENROLLING INTO CENTRAL ST MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. ASHLEY’S DEBUT COLLECTION WAS LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER 2000 TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND HE HAS CONTINUED PRESENTING HIS COLLECTION AT FASHION SCOUT EACH SEASON.
Recognised for his signature draping and razor cut tailoring, Ashley Isham’s distinctive blend of high-octane glamour and contemporary chic has won him an army of followers devoted to his vision and design philosophy.
Simultaneously contemporary yet elegant, the dresses Ashley creates possess a unique handwriting synonymous with the designer and were born to be on the red carpet. Little wonder then that Ashley was the Official Designer at the 2004 BAFTAs and boasts an increasingly high profile clientele ranging from stars of film and television, catwalk, music and the British and international royalties.
Stylish, flamboyant and elegant, the new pieces are a reflection of not only his outstanding artistic bent but also a fashion forward acumen honed from years of designing haute couture collections for the world’s most noticeable celebrities. Including Florence Welch at the 2010 Brit Awards, Christina Aguilera at the 2007 Grammy Awards, Princess Zara Philips, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Lady Gaga and Paloma Faith.
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