With a front row of Paloma Faith, Nicola Roberts and Louis Mariette, Ashish was filling up thick and fast.
The press release said that he would be chanelling a Soviet look which has been rather popular this week.
The show started with some sequin striped (ice blue and cream) pyjamas that began unweave the androgynous vibe of the show.
Though majority of the collection stayed true to form with some clever and inventive use of sequins, interestingly there was a move towards some more basic pieces. Heavy wool skirts with pleated waists (in maxi and a-line knee length versions), culottes and high waisted slouchy trousers all made an appearance. Men's style jackets and trench coats added to the androgynous feel to the collection and a more manly edge to the girlish, sparkle that filled the catwalk.
Most eye catching was Ashish's fabric combinations. Densely sequined tees had sleeves partially made of fair isle and textured knits that had xxx top stitching creating a make do and mend, lost and found style. It reminded me of collections from earlier in the week like Meadham Kirchoff who also worked on a mix and match look.
There were several maxi dresses, skirts, tunics and trousers sequined in traditional Russian florals that had a graphic edge (almost old computer graphic like).
One of my favourite pieces was a cricket jumper that instead of knit had the design entirely in sequins.
There were other quirkier sequin designs, such as polka dots and teddies and space invader style tribal signs. But overall many of the sequin pieces were far more wearable than in previous seasons and were simply beautiful in construction and style rather than just 'wacky' and cool.
I loved the mix of knits and sequins and it's definitely the top one this season!