The second show i attended at the fashion week was the show of Ashley Isham.
Ashley Isham was born in Singapore but moved to London in 1996 to study at Middlesex University for his fashion degree. His debut collection launched in November 2000 and he has continued to show at LFW each season. He is know for strong geometric tailoring, decadent fabrics and the signature draping. He has a special way to combine high-octane glamour and contemporary styling. Isham is a designer that is recognized by those in the upper echelons of fashion and has an army of followers who devoted to his vision. His contemporary and classic dresses are simply born to be worn on the red carpets. Little wonder he was the official designer at the 2004 BAFTAs and boasts an increasingly high profile clientele ranging from stars of film and television, catwalk, music, British and international royality. Celebrities which include Florence Welch, Christina Aguilera, Princess Zara Philips, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Lady Gaga and Paloma Faith.
The show was also held in the beautiful hall at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue. Ashley Isham quoted “Are flowers the winter’s choice? Is love’s bed always snow?” by John Clare as the lead concept for this season. The collection was extravagant but with a contemporary twist. Many of the pieces were ideal for day and night dressing. The collection screamed of femininity and glamour. The show started with tailored tweed dresses and skirts mixed with thin knits and coordinating ropes. There was clearly an edge breaking away from traditional usually associated with these fabrics, for example a tweet one shoulder dress combined with a floral print silk. The second part of the show consisted of pieces with lots of beautiful rhinestones, which he applied onto sweaters, silk dresses or even wool leggings. The Runaway Bride touch at the end was the cherry on top. The whole collection was a proof for Isham’s breadth tailoring skills. He clearly had fun experimenting with this collection and tried to bring something unexpected
Well that's an hard one as i know he's a really good designer who makes lots of master pieces and the cloths really looked nice but it's just not my style. I can't think about any outfit of the show i would wear. Maybe the blouse from the second picture but that's it. But that's just my personal preference. I would describe his cloths as too classy for me. But I really liked the hats the models wore.