COLLECTION| Ashley Isham SS14

Singapore’s extravagant designer, famous for his use of decadent fabrics, presented a show that is extremely feminine and glamorous. The collection was inspired by the 1967 French Drama Belle du Jour; directly translated as ‘beauty of the day’, this collection illustrated quite how exquisite a woman can be.

Trains, liquid jersey slits, and silk marocain dresses created fluidity and refinement on the catwalk. This grace was complimented with cinched waists, broad shoulders and gatherings that bestowed to us a superb female form.

Jeweled, floral embellishments and lace garments added a subtly chic element. This luxurious label, synonymous with class and elegance did not disappoint with a selection of delicate cobalt blues, jasmines, corals, creams and pink peonys. Transparent skirts and jackets and the astute use of zips expressed Ashley’s aim to fuse the avant-garde with his classic signature styles and the adroit House of Flora hats were the perfect accessory.

Ashley Isham eased us into a futuristic realm with this SS14 collection and will surely go down well with his army of devoted followers.

by Emily Black, @emilyy_black
Photos by Tram Nguyen
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