LFW AW 14 - Ashley Isham

The second show i attended at the fashion week was the show of Ashley Isham. 

the designer:
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 

The biggest difference between the two shows I saw was the different look of the models. The models for Ashley Isham's show were really tall, thin and beautiful. They looked more like professional models. They just didn't look like...ordinary people. I felt really tiny when they passed me. 

my opinion:
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. 



  1. wow, what for a nice collection!!!
    thanks for sharing.
    Maren Anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  2. Really interesting collection - I love shirt on second picture and the dress on the last one - great post!

    1. mhm, the shirt from the second picture is also one of my favourites. x

  3. I love seeing runway shows but most of the looks are usually way to intense and dramatic. I wouldnt be able to pull any of it off:)! I love the blog! I'll be sure to follow your site, so I dont miss out on any fun posts:)!

    1. i totally agree. you just can't wear most of the shown outfits on the street. but still love to attend the shows! not just the models inspire also the people attending the shows! (:

  4. Very cool collection!!I could never pull off any of those outfits though, I'm way to plain :)

  5. Hi, I nominated you for the Liebster Award :)


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