The Ashish show is always a fun one but if you're not Paloma Faith, the collections aren't always the most wearable pieces but this season was different. Yes his signature sequins appeared but combined with simple knitwear and simple shirts and subtle loose fit shorts, the collection was a lot more customer friendly than his past more-is-more style in past shows. And that's not a bad thing. His sequins are what he's known for but particularly in this ever precarious economic situation, it's good to see the designer step out of his comfort zone and offer something a little different.
Otherwise, the collection was all about florals so was aptly called 'Le Jardin d'Ashish'. Huge sunflowers popped up over black and white stripes on dresses and yellow and orange and red and blue flowers also came on slouchy trousers teamed with a contrasting brick effect top. Even the biker boots came with flowers tucked into the tongues.
Tonight Glamour hosted their annual Women of The Year awards ceremony in London's Berkeley Square. Guests include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Stella McCartney, Daisy Lowe and Jessie J. Kim Kardashian also attended wearing a black strapless fitted gown and Lorraine Schwarz jewels as she is currently in London promoting her latest fragrance. Fresh from the MTV Movie Awards on Monday, Kristen Stewart made an appearance what is quickly becoming her signature - a strapless mini dress.
Good news for fans of Paloma Faith, Graham Coxon and Bill Ryder-Jones. Converse devotees now can star in an interactive music video, "Desire", with the British artists - without ever leaving the comforts of home. As part of Converse's campaign for diversity in the UK music scene, and global music in general, the track and video are both available for free download at the Converse website.
Geoff Cottrill, chief marketing office of Converse, explains: "Using Facebook Connect, the viewer will be able to star alongside the artists, as well as inviting their friends to join, making this a truly personalised experience." And what will viewers have in store for their video debuts? A modern-day film noir, complete with both film an animation. Get to clicking - and get ready to shape the video in your own style.
If you're a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richieor Sienna Miller's style, then you're in luck. All three women have joined forces with the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal charity to help raise money for their cause by donating some of their favourite pieces for auction. Other stars taking part include Paloma Faith, who is giving one of her statement headpieces; Madonna, who has donated a pair of D&G sunglasses from the recent campaign; and stars like Danni Minogue, British Vogue Editor Alexandra Schulman and Nicola Roberts.
The live auction closes today, so make sure to place your bid here. If you want to double your chances of bagging something, then enter the charity's raffle today. Prizes include pieces from MY-WARDROBE.COM, Chanel cosmetics and Halston Heritage.
With an already sparkling list of talent on the alumni for the MA Fashion Design course at the London College of Fashion, it's no surprise that the fashion world wait eagerly for the graduate show each year. Wednesday night was no different. From the 18 designers who presented, So Ra Kim's pastel futurism caught our eye, along with the more macabre chainmail masks and feather-covered designs from Sophie Condie.
It wasn't just the catwalk that caught our attention, either, as some of London's most fabulous inhabitants turned out for the show, from the eccentric Grayson Perry, Jodie Harsh and Paloma Faith, to Jo Wood, Hilary Alexander and the BFC's Harold Tillman. It was an exciting time for the graduates, as Browns' Joan Burstein sat front-row, obviously scouting for the future Christopher Kanes, Giles Deacons and Gareth Pughs of the night.