Here is a lovely piece I just found online reviewing the Flash Gordon themed (oh yes we did!!!) Ashley Isham show, which I styled this LFW. Show photos soon to follow on my show page link.
AUTUMN WINTER 2010
London Fashion Week – Ashley Isham A/W 2010
What follows is a guest post from Sarah of the wonderful The Enchanted Hunters as I wasn’t able to make the show.
Outside Ashley Isham, I met a girl called Anna. Anna hadn’t been to a catwalk show before, and asked me whether it would be on time. As a veteran of, er, maybe three or four shows, I told her that in my experience, the huge names might run late but most On/Off shows run to schedule. An hour later, my cheeks got redder and redder as Anna glanced worriedly at me and we stood in exactly the same position. Just then, Jodie Harsh and her bubblegum beehive swished past us and the doors opened.
The show opened with the theme tune from Flash Gordon, and the clothes were appropriately cartoonish and combatative! A gorgeous purple and transparent trench coat with a stand-up Ming the Merciless collar was followed by villainous looped leather neckpieces and boleros. A sudden shift in mood brought in a sea of pretty one-shoulder draped gowns in peaches, corals dark blues, fit for the red carpet. One shoulder and strapless dresses left plenty of skin on show, and I liked all the different textures: Sixties plastic, leather fringing, metalwork, and woven fabrics. Not the most wearable of gear, but a good sign that the high street’s warrior princess look is more than just a one-season wonder.
With thanks to Self Service Uk for the images.