3 posts tagged "Ashish"
Count Lisa Perry among the score of Coca-Cola fans in fashion (Marc Jacobs—this year’s Diet Coke creative director—sent Georgia May Jagger down his Spring runway sporting a sweatshirt embroidered with the wave found on a classic can of Coke, and the recognizable logo was also splashed onto sequined tanks and tees at Ashish). “I literally used to drink Coca-Cola for breakfast and with every meal after. I love the iconic nature of the brand and its presence in pop art,” said Perry, who was recently tapped by LEITZES&CO to work with Coca-Cola on a limited-edition glass for the holidays. Other participants in this season’s designer drinkwear series included Henry Holland, Garance Doré, and artists Qian Qian and Craig Redman. Perry initially approached the project wanting to do “a very recognizable ‘Lisa Perry’ image on the glass. We first drew up sketches of girls in my dresses, but as the collaboration moved on, we realized that one graphic word (“Enjoy”) was going to be bolder and more universal,” she told Style.com. “One thing we knew was that it had to be colorful!” The effervescent result is a perfectly collectible tumbler ($18) that would make for an ideal hostess gift. It will be available, beginning December 9, at Lisa Perry’s Madison Avenue store and online. The sweetest part about the partnership? Coca-Cola made a donation to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Perry’s behalf.
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.
This weekend, the Siren Festival hits Coney Island, bringing with it hipsters by the drove (well, those who haven’t carpooled their way to the other hipster music fest of record, Pitchfork in Chicago). Here in New York, Ilirjana Alushaj (pictured, front) and her band, Apache Beat, whose first album arrives this October, will be taking the stage—dressed, no doubt, better than just about anybody else.
Style cred? Yeah, she’s got that. Alushaj name-checks designers such as Suno and Ashish when talking about her love of print, and she recently rocked a Camilla Stærk dress at a concert. “I’m into clothes that are innovative yet realistic,” she says. “No Gaga gun bras for me, I’m afraid.” Bonus style points for founding and editing The Pop Manifesto, her online mag, which mainly focuses on music but occasionally dips a toe into designer waters, too. The magazine pre-dates the two-year-old Apache Beat, and Alushaj says that the band is in some ways an extension of that project. “I guess I felt like another way of showing my love for music was by making it,” she notes. “And I think you see my taste in both, obviously. The bands I choose to write about reflect my taste, and the sound of Apache Beat reflects my taste, too.” Alushaj describes said sound as “psychedelic tribal rock,” but you can judge that for yourself, since the band is debuting the album version of its song “Tropics” here.