2 posts tagged "Ashish Gupta"
Rainbows have long been a source of optimistic marvel, and their distinct ROYGBIV color wheel often makes its way into fashion (remember Alexander McQueen’s multi-tonal butterfly-print maxi worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City 2?), though perhaps not as frequently as we’ve witnessed thus far on the Spring ’14 runways.
Mara Hoffman worked a conic iteration onto a white sheer caftan in New York. Its vividness was nicely balanced by the piece’s black lines, rendered in similar triangular shapes. In London, Ashish Gupta employed his de facto trademark—sequins—on shredded denim in an eye-catching ombr— application that went from violet to sun-kissed gold. Arcing south to Milan, Peter Dundas showed another sequined option for the rainbow warrior at Pucci: a body-con, long-sleeve mini. It radiated with indigo at the collar and hem, and scarlet at its torso. And then, of course, there’s Prada, which employed a Crayola-dyed rainbow along the trim of a fur coat—such a literal take on the motif could only be finessed by Ms. Miuccia herself.
Topshop is the undisputed king of high-low collaborations, turning out more guest-designed collections each season than we can keep track of. But don’t miss Ashish Gupta’s, whose Spring capsule marks his fourth season working with the retailer. He’s not new to the game, but he’s got more buzz than ever: A leopard mega-platform wedge boot from his Fall 2009 line caused a frenzy after Rumi Neely sported a pair on her Fashion Toast blog, making the limited-edition shoe an instant must-have. The latest looks from Ashish for Topshop—launching online February 3 and available at Topshop’s Soho flagship soon after—should be equally coveted by the style-blog set. A cropped knotted sweatshirt and spike-studded moto jacket are standouts, and his gold woven triple-buckled platform sandal is a worthy, and equally gravity-defying, update of last season’s hit.