LFW Faves: Ashish

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Ashish Catwalk Photo One.
SHOP THE LOOK: stripe knit £25; braces £8; peace tie dye tee £18; sequin knit £23; tie dye leggings £10 each; necklace £25; trousers £20; lime tee £8; eagle jacket £28; sequin cap £12; paisley shirt £45; parka £100.
Ashish Catwalk number two.
Ashish Catwalk number three.
Ashish Catwalk Number four.
Ashish Catwalk number five.
Asish Catwalk number six.

For AW12 Ashish took us back to his native India with a collection called Bollywouldn't. Ashish by numbers, maybe - sequins? Check. Slouchy shapes? Check. Layering? Check. A heavy dose of the 90s? Check.

We say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and it looks like Ashish agrees: sequinned shorts and loose fitting tees, chunky knits and laid back parkas showed no sign of departure from his signature grunge-meets-cruise-ship-crooner aesthetic.

The eastern and acid house influences were all new, though. To quote Afrika Bambaataa, this was a collection about peace, unity, love and having fun - inner peace was given a tongue in cheek twist with 'Cloud 9' slogan football tops and 'Om Sweet Om' vests rubbing shoulders with re-imagined rave motifs, smiley faces, CND signs, braided Glastonbury circa 1993 hair, and plenty of tie dye.

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