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Ashish S/S – 2012

GARDEN GIRLS
London: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” is a philosophy to which designer Ashish Gupta seems to subscribe with his consistent approach to clothes. Always graphic and always sequined are givens for the London-based designer, and this season he added a large dose of Pop-art florals to the equation. Peonies, roses and Van Gough-esque sunflowers took center stage, made all the more bold with mixed-in stripes, geometric prints and animal motifs. The silhouettes themselves were relatively basic, with slouchy crew-neck tees, roomy shorts and sleeveless dresses, but the multi-pattern mash-up and overall glittery effect of everything packed a punch of playful femininity that his fans have come to expect. —Shannon Davenport

Silhouette: Boxy / Relaxed

Color: White / Goldenrod / Jade / Brick red / Black / Powder blue / Fuschia / Tangerine / Lilac / Royal blue

Key Items: Sequined motorcycle jackets / Slouchy trousers / Shift dresses / Crew-neck tees / Racerback tanks / Mini-skirts / Column dresses

Materials: French terry / Sequined knits / Denim / Mesh

Print + Pattern: Van Gough-inspired sunflowers / Zebra and leopard / Polka dots / Horizontal stripes

Details + Trim: Allover sequins / Colorblocking / Exposed zippers / Racerbacks / Paperbag waists / Asymmetrical neckline

Accessories + Footwear: Straw hats / Flower-stuffed combat boots / Tied rope belts

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