Exquisite detailing, luxurious fabrics and elegant gowns from the Singapore-born designer
Singapore-born designer Ashley Isham studied at the London College of Fashion, and later at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, before launching his namesake womenswear label in 2000. In November of the same year, Ashley showed his first collection a an ‘off-schedule’ presentation during London Fashion Week at his apartment in London, to critical acclaim. Soon gaining a reputation for exquisitely draped gowns and dresses, the brand was invited to show his collection ‘on schedule’ at London Fashion Week in 2003, where he has become a regular feature to this day.
For Spring/Summer 2012, Ashley Isham has continued with his reputation for stunning drapery and luxurious detailing – consisting of gorgeous gowns in a variety of lengths and styles. The collection features Grecian-style maxi dresses with rope-like detailing on the bodice; one shoulder asymmetrical gowns with full sleeves or embellished shoulders; low cut cocktail dresses with 3-dimensional rose embellishments; and paisley and vintage floral prints on elegant chiffon, silk and satin gowns. The colour palette is rich and luxurious, featuring rich gold, champagne, lavender, azure, turquoise, pink and sunflower yellow.
Stand out pieces of the collection include a gold leather mini dress with structured bustier and laser cut-out details; a royal blue Grecian-style maxi dress with flowing skirt and twisted straps; and a dark pink paisley one shoulder maxi gown with full sleeve and gold detailing nipping in the waist.
So without further ado we present the Spring/Summer 2012 collection from Ashley Isham…Enjoy!