Ashish Makes Some Very Important Statements With Sequins at London Fashion Week
Designer Ashish Gupta is no stranger to rainbow sequins, but this season, they took on a whole new meaning. The Ashish show was a London Fashion Week moment that'll go down in history, as models strutted down the catwalk in Americana-inspired styles like sports jerseys and letterman jackets emblazoned with politically charged slogans aimed squarely at Donald Trump. Feminist phrases like "Nasty Woman" and "Pussy Grabs Back" jostled for space amongst pointed comments embroidered on sequinned sportswear: a Major League Baseball New York Yankees baseball jersey played host to the phrase "Unity in Adversity," while "Unfinished Business" sparkled its way down the sleeves of one red, white, and blue USA jacket. There were also gay pride slogans ("Why be blue when you can be gay?") and reminders to "stay woke." To finish, a positive call to arms, reminding us to be kind, to know our self-worth, and to love wholly and unconditionally. After all, in the designer's own words, "you are much lovelier than you think!"