September 18, 2012 London
Now let's begin. In his latest collection, Ashish Gupta explores the life of a female "mathlete." She has a certain charm to her sloppy way of dressing. Gupta puts his spin on the school uniform—though his spin, naturally, includes plentiful sequins. They are on everything, but they are at their best as gray sequins on the gray marl pieces, offering a lovely texture and visual effect, particularly on an open-backed hoodie. There were also some great full sequined dresses in the show, particularly a blue one-sleeve, high-split short creation and a floor-length silver and gold shaggy sequined affair that looked particularly good with the crisp, white Reebok trainers that were the footwear of choice for the collection. Another thing that this reviewer particularly loved were the sequined socks that might appear slight but were a perfect accessory. It was just a shame that these particular pieces could not shine—quite literally—in all the sequin overkill. The T-shirt at the end read, "Très Fatigué." That about sums it up. Naturally, it was covered in sequins.