Show report Ashley Isham Fashion Scout AW16 London Fashion Week
For ASHLEY ISHAM AW16, models stormed the runway bringing a blast of colour, texture and detail with frequent reference to the designer’s signature detail and feminine tailoring. The theatrical collection brought to mind an exultant Studio 54 – we were surprised that no one arrived on a horse (although that did happen elsewhere – see Prophetik). The collection was unashamedly glamorous and, at times, rather breathtaking. Feathers adorned statement headwear, leather was tailored in bold colours and ruffles were everywhere. Felt balls trimmed ankles and detailed jackets, monochrome dogtooth and metallic leather clashed delightfully with sequins while ostentatious gowns were a labyrinth of lace and beading – and the gold studded leggings? The stand out piece without a doubt. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, next season will be all about elbow length gloves. And peacock feathers. Put your sensible winter wear away now.