First look: Ashish's illuminating collection for Topshop
A stylish union between fashion and technology
This week, London designer Ashish has revealed his tenth collection for Topshop, featuring accessories that are illuminated by LED lights, instead of his usual glistening pick of sequins, and clothes that are inspired by his signature tongue-in-cheek-humour.
"Well, there is a tiny bit of sequinage on the mesh pieces," he said, "but in a way I think the LED lights are almost like light-up sequins. Sequins are like a long-term love, this collection is like my holiday fling!"
The youthful collection — which will be landing on Topshop shelves on May 29 — features pieces that Ashish imagines the wearer might sport at his make-believe 'Paradise Hotel', with dresses, t-shirts and towels all emblazoned with slogans such as "My name is... My room number is...".
"Ashish brings his humour and style together to create a fashion collection for beach to bedroom, pool to club," stated Kate Phelan, Topshop creative director. "Light-up trainers, towelling hoodies and towel wrap-dresses make hotel style the ultimate look for summer."