I don’t think I’ve heard of a stranger inspiration than Vietnamese ladies of the night in the 1960’s trying to emulate American cultures into their clothing but kind of doing it wrong. This was Ashley Williams inspiration for Spring 2015. What an interesting and fun result it was.
I loved the logo and sketches emblazoned on the articles of clothing. Look 6 was a funky sweater with a Coca-Cola can in Vietnamese decked out in shades and headphones. Harem trousers were also worn. The Oriental vibes were definitely recognisable in the kitsch clothes. This was an interesting theme that I hope to see more in her future collections. It seems to suit Ashley’s eclectic taste.
This is Ashley’s first solo showcase outside of the Fashion East presentation and what a great show it was. The Topshop Show Space on Gray’s Inn Road served as the showspace for the event, which saw Brit It-girls Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof and Laura Bailey in attendance. What a wonderful display it was.
Ashley Williams (pictured above)
A-list fans Laura Bailey, Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, and Pixie Geldof.