To describe Ashley Isham’s aesthetic of contemporary glamour is to offer the answer to every woman’s wardrobe wants; classy, glamorous clothes with an emphasis on quality tailoring are made modern with urban detailing and thoroughly current styling.
The London based designer was originally born in Singapore, studying at LCF in 1996 for a pattern cutting course and a stint at Middlesex University. Established fourteen years ago, Ashley Isham the label has designed for a host of celebrity fans, including Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Paloma Faith and the British royal family. Official Fashion Designer at the 2004 BAFTA Awards, hard work has paid off for Isham, once an apprentice seamstress to his mother. ‘Eat, breathe and live fashion…it is pointless for someone not to be passionate,’ he advises.
His signature high-octane styles are at home on the red carpet, but that doesn’t mean Isham’s work is solely for glamorous events. AW14 also included a wearable mix of draped dresses, monochrome tartan skirts and scarlet capes, with glamorous finishes like dipped hems, snakeskin boots and sheer lace trousers – daywear still underwritten with Isham’s sartorial handwriting.
Having shown at Jakarta, Malaysia and Singaporean Fashion Weeks, Isham returns to Fashion Scout SS15 to reassert his vision of the feminine, empowered and individual woman that inspires each and every collection.
By Isabelle Silvers, Contributor, (@izzymks).
Images, courtesy of Ashley Isham