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Monday, 10 November 2014

LFW | Ashley Isham SS15

Another one of my favourite Fashion Scout SS15 shows was Ashley Isham. Anyone who is familiar with Ashley Isham’s work will know that he is renowned for creating the most stunning red carpet dresses, so when an invite to his London Fashion Week show falls through your letterbox you know it’s going to be high-octane glamour from the get-go really. Don’t believe me? Well just ask Princess Zara Philips (oo-er!!), Kylie Minogue, or Lady Gaga – having all worn the renown fashion designer’s spectacular creations they’ll all know this. Bottom line, whenever you hear the name Ashley Isham expect ze glamour, oodles, oodles and oodles of it!

Speaking of glamour, the invitation to the show was pretty darn glamorous too. I’m not too ashamed to admit that I did a big crazy (completely undignified of course!) happy dance around my kitchen when the Ashley Isham LFW invitation floated through my letterbox:

Ashley Isham SS15 Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
…So gold and shiny – very reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn’t it?

Ashley Isham SS15 – The Inspiration:
“Ashley Isham found inspiration for his Spring / Summer 2015 collection in the legendary and exotic Mata Hari. Inspired artistically by Asian and Egyptian style and performance, Mata Hari brought an exotic element to dance and fashion that was revolutionary for European performance. It is this excitement that has drawn Ashley Isham’s eye back to the turn of the 20th Century.”

Key points:
– Isham’s signature draping and strong tailoring were aptly prevalent throughout the whole collection.
– Delicately hand crafted and hand draped elements are juxtaposed with razor sharp tailoring that is nonetheless soft and sophisticated for a feminine silhouette.
– Luxuriously rich vibrant hues and clean, crisp, modern silhouettes.

Ashley Isham SS15 Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com

Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com

Do you see the way that the delicately draped fabric caresses the models’ body in the most flattering way? This is exactly what Ashley Isham is all about - he knows how to dress the female form in the most exquisite manner.

Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com
Ashley Isham LFW London Fashion Week SS15 runway fashion blog UK fashion blogger www.thebellenarrative.com www.thebellenarrative.com 
My personal highlights from the show – there are so many!
– I loved the Eastern influences, especially the nod to the sari
– The way the models swayed down the catwalk was pure sass - I'd walk like that too if I was wearing a stunning Ashley Isham creation too...it would be wrong not to really.
– I loved the harnesses – now that is how you rev up an evening dress!!!
– The neon yellow heels were pretty cool too – so yup, it’s all about harnesses and heels for me!

Overall, I loved the drama and theatre – especially the finale where the lights were dimmed completely...momentary casting the room in darkness, so you can’t help but think: Ooh hello what’s going on here…and then when the lights slowly started to come back on again, you see the model seductively peel off her beautiful floor-length dress (well, you know, as you do...) to reveal a gorgeous metallic bathing suit. You can view footage of the show here and see for yourself just how captivated the audience is. It's the type of show that when it ends, it makes you turn to the person next to you and say, "yeah that was a good show innit?"

With his stunning designs and sweeping red carpet dresses, Ashley Isham sure knows how to make women look and feel not only beautiful, but empowered too. ...Oh and he also know how to put on a pretty darn good fashion show - what a legend!

What do you of this stunning collection?

Aimee xx

9 comments:

  1. wwoow!! amazing photos great collection! like this style soo much!!im now following you! hope you can visit mine and follow me too! kisses!:)

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  2. Love it! I could see myself getting married in the 1st dress on the bottom row. I know, not super conventional but I love it :)

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    1. It's gorgeous :) I was actually thinking the same...I am just waiting for some sort of special occasion in my life to come up where I can wear one of these beauties!!

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  3. You're right, they are all so flattering! Love this collection :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. LOVED the sixth picture down! So chic and stunning!:)

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  5. How wonderful to have received an invitation to this show! I'm with you appreciating the Eastern influences, the outcome is magnificent :) Hope you're having a lovely week - it certainly seems as though you are!

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    x

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  6. This collection is gorgeous! I love it!:)

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