Ashish Fashion for Women
Ashish reimagines the logo of a certain British department store for his new handbag offering and the result captures his iconic whimsy in full. This neon-green cotton bag is a reworking of the label's SS14 style hand-embroidered with coordinating sequins - a design signature that nods to his Indian heritage - then is lined with coordinating cotton. Try styling it as a colourful accent to a flowing broderie-anglaise dress.
High-octane glamour is what makes Ashish's black tulle dress so memorable first spotted as one of the closing looks on the SS18 runway. It's meticulously embroidered with iridescent sequins on a cross-hatch pattern and is shaped with short sleeves and a defined waist panel before flaring out to a sweeping densely gathered hem. Save it for a special occasion styled with statement earrings.
Fantastical sequinned pieces paraded down Ashish's yellow brick road-inspired AW17 runway; this rainbow-striped maxi dress included. The dazzling pattern is hand-stitched to a silk-georgette base and it's shaped to fall from a roll neck to a slightly fluted hem that swings with each step. A clutch filled with party necessities and platform sandals will perfectly complete the look.
Ashish is renowned for its statement shimmering pieces like this metallic-silver sequin-embellished tank top exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM. It's cut with slim shoulder straps which give way to a flattering scoop neck and racerback. Wear it with kick-flare jeans and finish with metallic accessories for an accelerated casual look.
Ashish's black dress is definitely giving us Wednesday Addams vibes, which most likely explains the inspiration behind its name. This style is cut from sheer corded lace in a neat mini silhouette and punctuated by a contrasting white collar. It's lavishly decorated with beaded stars and sequined flowers and has a tonal slip for coverage. Wear yours with embellished flats or strappy sandals to your next party.
Although Ashish's Spring '18 collection featured somber phrases, like 'Rest in Peace' on the back of this shirt, designer Ashish Gupta explains they actually represent a reminder that there is light beyond the darkness. This style is cut from georgette in a pajama-style silhouette and embellished with scores of silver and black sequins. Wear yours with jeans or the matching sequined pants.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Ashish Gupta works with sequins every season because of their ability to positively transform the way we feel and think. Made from silk-georgette, this wrap dress is saturated with the light-catching red embellishments, so it's especially suited for the festive season. Knot it at the waist or leave it loose over a camisole and jeans.
Ashish's playful sequined shopper bags have become a brand signature. Made to resemble a market tote, this style is saturated with hand-applied baby-pink paillettes and 'THANK YOU Please come again!' in contrasting red letters. It's large enough to hold everything from your PORTER magazine to your tablet.
Martin Luther King Jr's historic quote Only in the darkness can you see the stars was the only show note provided by Ashish, which is fitting for a collection saturated with sparkles. On the runway, this T-shirt shimmered beneath disco balls - it's cut from silk-georgette and hand-embroidered with dozens of silver, black and red sequins. The embellishment depicts a broken heart between A heart is a heavy burden lettering. A piece as expressive as this needs to be styled with something simple, like denim or black pants.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We asked Ashish to create a capsule of party dresses exclusively for us, and this peach wrap style is one of our favorites. It's made from silk-georgette and covered in pretty iridescent sequins that change color in the light. With the brand's red version in your wardrobe too, you'll be set for the festive season. Outfit 1: RE/DONE Jeans, Diane von Furstenberg Clutch, Gianvito Rossi Pumps, Tibi Sandals, Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings, Jennifer Fisher Ring. Outfit 2: JW Anderson Shoulder bag, Tibi Sandals. -- Iridescent peach sequined silk-georgette - Ties at side - 100% silk - Specialist clean
Ashish never fails to put a smile on our face with its statement-making collections, and this top from Spring '18 makes a grand emotional assertion. Made from black cotton-jersey, it's cut with slightly dropped shoulders and embellished with 'Life is Exhausting and People are so Annoying' in light-catching Swarovski crystals.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. The ultimate celebration piece, Ashish's dress is impossible not to fall in love with. It's made from silk-georgette and drenched with scores of silver and gold sequins – sweep a few the other way to reveal the contrasting iridescent reverse. Choose accessories that complement but don't compete with how glamorous it is.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Our party season collection with Ashish is completely covered in - you guessed it - sequins. This navy shirt is cut in a loose pajama-inspired shape and piped with satin along the edges and breast pocket. We like to wear it unbuttoned over a statement tee.
Ashish's shorts are covered with iridescent sequins much like the disco balls hanging at the label's Spring '18 runway show. This pair is cut from cotton in a loose fit that sits low on the waist. You can easily dress them up, but we love them styled with a T-shirt and sneakers.
Exclusive to Shopbop. Glittering sequins lend eye-catching sparkle to this ASHISH mini dress. Deep cowl neckline. Fitted long sleeves and concealed-zip cuffs. Hidden back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Sequined silk crepe. 100% silk. Dry clean. Imported, India. Measurements Length: 32.75in / 83cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S
This mustard-yellow silk-georgette dress is a stunning example of Ashish's unwavering devotion to sequins. First presented on the SS17 runway it's crafted to a wrap silhouette with a ruffled neckline and falls into a fluid pleated skirt that promises equal parts swirl and shimmer with each step. Watch it sparkle against sleek black stilettos.
Ashish Gupta looks to his Indian heritage for SS17 creating beautifully shimmering pieces like this black cotton dress. It's cut to a loose wrap silhouette and finished by hand with gold sequinned flowers. Pick out the detailing with equally eye-catching shoes.
Ashish's chestnut-brown and light-green cotton shirt pays the perfect tribute to the designer's Indian heritage - a theme that was presented in full splendour on the SS17 runway. It's cut to an oversized fit with a dipped curved hem and is intricately finished with a sequin and bead-embellished paisley pattern. Try it over true-blue jeans and velvet slides.
Ashish looks to his Indian heritage for inspiration for SS17. This ivory and light-pink dip-dye effect cotton shirt is decorated with light-green embroidery and a shimmering array of beads and sequins in the shape of floral paisley motifs. Wear it at the weekend tucked ino cropped flared jeans.
Ashish's silk-georgette top is a feat of exquisite craftsmanship. It's made by hand with gleaming gold and silver-tone beaded stripes and has a loose silhouette that's accentuated with wide armholes and contrasting cream cotton-jersey trims. Channel the designer's statement-making sensibility with a colourful embroidered skirt.
A myriad of supernatural pop culture references dominate Ashish's SS18 collection. This black silk Wednesday dress offers a glamorous reworking of the iconic outfit worn by the namesake character in The Addams Family. It features a white bead-embellished collar and cuffs and is covered with hand-embroidered black sequins. Temper the dark mood for the evening with metallic-gold glitter pumps.
Drenched in teal-blue sequins these heavyweight jeans are clearly the work of Ashish. They're cut to a 1990s-inspired shape with a high rise and wide legs and are finished with lime-green stitching and even a crystal-studded button. Double-up with the matching jacket or tuck in a favourite knitted sweater.
This Ashish top - exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM - is adorned with metallic-gold sequins that have been applied by hand for a seamless look that will stand the test of time. It is cut for a loose fit through the body with a scoop neck and racer back giving it a sporty feel. Consider it an effortless way to elevate tailored trousers and mules.
Exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM Ashish's gold red yellow and black sequin-embellished hound's-tooth jacket has trophy appeal. It comes in a smart collarless shape that's trimmed with pearl-like pendants and beads. Wear it to exuberantly sharpen a ruffle-trimmed mini skirt elevating on jewel-hued mules.
Ashish is renowned for producing classic silhouettes that are heightened with shimmering embroidery. A fine example this top - exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM - is cut with a round neck and short sleeves then hand-embellished with metallic-bronze red yellow and black sequins to a hound's-tooth pattern. Yellow and white bead trims provide dazzling contrast. Wear it with contrasting textures for an on-brand aesthetic.
Even separates most associated with everyday wear are lent a glamorous vibe at Ashish. Exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM this shirt comes with a classic checked pattern in the form of glimmering metallic-bronze and tonal-blue sequins and is finished with a box pleat at the back for subtle definition. Wear it half-tucked into glossy trousers finishing with playful bow-adorned sandals for a spirited evening look.
Ashish's pioneering use of sequins has been much copied and the designer continues to innovate with pieces like this metallic-bronze red yellow and black hound's-tooth shirt an exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM. The woven-effect pattern is hand-crafted in India to achieve a shimmering liquid effect and it's tailored with a point collar a box pleat at the back and a curved hem. Statement shirting on this level requires nothing more elaborate than black cropped trousers as an accompaniment.
Ashish puts a party spin on classic hound's-tooth design with this mini dress - exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM. It's embellished with light-catching gold black red and yellow glistening sequins that are exquisitely applied by hand so as not to unravel and has a slip-style silhouette that suspends from slender straps into a V-neck and back. Heighten the drama with a colour-block design at your feet.
This glimmering ruby-red mini dress will ease you into Ashish's unapologetically maximalist sensibility. Exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM it's covered in hand-applied sequins and turns to reveal a seductive cowl back that forms in a bow-like shape. Polish yours simply with ankle-strap flats switching to stiletto heels to suit your mood.
Ashish's dark-silver dress - exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM - is a trophy party style with flattering proportions. It's covered in light-reflecting sequins that are hand-sewn and punctuated with an oversized bow at the daringly deep V-neck to highlight the trimmest part of the waist. Continue the maximalist feel with equally glamorous colour-pop accessories.
Ashish takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to luxury with his black Love is Amazing bag inspired by market shopping totes. Like the label's eveningwear each sequin is hand sewn by a specialist artisan in the atelier in India. The designer is keen on blurring the lines between casual and formal so don't be afraid to integrate yours into both day and night looks.
Ashish's playful carrier-bag style totes were first seen on the label's SS14 runway in a collection that was inspired by the cultural eclecticism of the designer's local corner shop. This cotton style is hand-embroidered with signature sequins in stripes of white and baby-blue for tongue-in-cheek sparkle. It has an open top wide handles and an internal zip-fastening pocket. Sling it over the arm for high-shine impact.
Ashish's iconic embellished tote was first unveiled on the AW14 runway and for SS18 it's updated with a powder-blue finish. Lined in cotton it has a slouchy composition inspired by plastic bags sourced from British convenience stores and is hand-embroidered with coordinating blue sequins for a dense lustrous finish. Carry it as a whimsical accent to a silk blouse and raw-edge jeans.
Irreverent details are key to Ashish's off-kilter aesthetic and this baby-pink and white striped tote offers a succinct introduction. The slouchy shape takes inspiration from carrier bags found in British convenience stores featuring two top handles and a white cotton interior and is hand-embroidered with dense sequins - a designer signature from his training at Central Saint Martins that nods to his Indian heritage. Carry it as the sole accessory to weekend separates such as a tank-top and crop
The plastic bag tote - inspired by carrier bags from British convenience stores - is an Ashish signature first revealed on the SS14 runway at London Fashion Week. This white cotton iteration for SS18 is hand-embroidered with sparkling sequins and features a reworked supermarket logo that reads 'Disco' complete with blue stripes. Style it as a off-kilter accent to a tailored evening dress alongside stiletto heels.
Ashish's AW17 collection was a sequin-clad symbol for love and solidarity and while some designs were emblazoned with inclusive messages the vibrant blue pink yellow and green sequin stripes on this oversized silk-georgette top were enough. It's shaped with a relaxed roll neck and loose long sleeves and will layer easily over jeans or for maximum impact colour-pop trousers.
Ashish's yellow black and burgundy sequin-striped silk-georgette top is a riff on a key AW17 runway piece. Every glinting embellishment is embroidered and knotted by hand in the label's small Indian workshop and hidden zips and the back and cuffs ensure an effortless slim fit. Clash it against checked trousers to mirror the designer's riotous vision.
The cream colour palette and shimmering sequin stripes of Ashish's mini dress make it equal measures fresh and fun - in keeping with the politically charged yet typically cheerful AW17 collection. The sultry strappy silhouette is crafted from silk and spliced with a deep V-neck and back and finishes high on the thigh. Pair it with open-toe mules for your next party.
Submerged in forest-green sequins Ashish's silk-georgette mini dress is destined for the dancefloor. It's crafted to a long-sleeved silhouette with a plunging cowl neck and hand-embellished all over by a small group of Indian artisans. Let it shine from dusk to dawn styled with bare legs and stiletto heels.
Ashish's aqua-blue sequin-embellished silk-georgette mini dress has a fun 1960s spirit. It's cut with beaded skinny shoulder straps and a plunging V-neck and falls into a loose silhouette for flattering movement - preferably on the dancefloor. Kitten heels are the best way to balance the short hem.