Feminine meets masculine meets black at Ashley Isham AW17. The spectacular show, which is always a favourite at PlusMinus, didn’t fail to disappoint – and we had very high expectations.
Ashley Isham’s show was hugely popular, with tickets more covetable than ever, and the spellbinding atmosphere capivated the crowded room of fashion gurus and devoted style watchers. There’s never a dull moment with Ashley Isham, and AW17 proved to be most opulent yet.
Inspired by Japanese poet Matsuo Basho and with strong ties to Isham’s native Singapore, the eastern influence was beautifully inscribed into the entrancingly classy outfits, particularly within the velvets. Velvets have had longevity over the past couple of seasons and the luxury of velvet still seems solidified within the catwalks so far.
Lace was also a big trend for Ashley, with colours such as blacks, reds and greys taking the headline. It subtly incorporated the Asian style with embellished tropical prints and large chunky hoop earrings, which were so large they stole our attention and brought the focus back to the upper half.
It was drama mixed with extravagance, but not in a self-indulgent way. Rather, Ashely Isham made a clear point about the future of fashion. And it certainly wouldn’t be difficult to see the large heavy earrings making their way to the high street soon.
The men’s outfits were particularly intriguing, with a semblence of femininity that didn’t diminish the stern boldness of masculinity. There was no end for the patterned looks, even for the men, which was a refreshing look and utterly divine. 2017 will by far be Ashley Isham’s year, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.