Ashish Spring 2014
Ashish Gupta is, in his own words, all about "sequins, glamour, sportswear, and more sequins.” But we never expected to see plastic shopping bags given the allover sparkle treatment. For Spring 2014, the designer took the humble plastic bag and did the impossible, making it luxurious. There were blue corner shop bags, a green S&M bag that paid homage to Marks & Spencer and even a Tesco knockoff renamed "Disco." Coca-Cola also featured heavily, on vest tops and t-shirts with plenty of sparkle. We also couldn't help but love a fun tracksuit divided down the middle; one side was leopard, the other zebra. Elsewhere, tied-at-the-waist denim pieces and ripped tops screamed '90s grunge, and arabic script was emblazoned on light cotton tunics and slouchy trousers. The show closed with a couple in sheer, sparkly tunics with crowns on their heads and shopping bags in their hands. Why? Why not?!