It’s rare that I attend a press day and want everything I see. Ash are best known for their footwear, especially they’re wedged trainers, but are releasing their first ready-to-wear collection in January and I am in love. Made up of a palette of grey, black and blue, with hints of white and pink, the pieces are best summed up as basics with a twist. No crazy patterns, but interesting shapes and reliable colours; pieces that you can dress up or down and are perfect for layering while it’s still a bit nippy outside. Simple items are made into statement pieces through the use of mesh, quilting and zips – calling for plain accessories and lots of silver hardware in terms of jewellery. I genuinely think Ash have created the perfect capsule wardrobe here, with my particular favourites being the striped t-shirt dress and the textured black leggings.
Of course, Ash didn’t let me down in the shoes and accessories department too. This stuff is their bread and butter, so I was expecting a lot and definitely found a few gems I’ll be needing in Spring/Summer. An update of the wedged trainer from suede to leather looked perfect, and the selection of sandals and shoes for warmer temperatures had a Camilla Skovgaard feel to them which I adored. It all summed up the playful nature of Ash, especially the colourful trainers and studded rucksacks all prepped and ready for festival season (who needs MCM?!).
What do you think of the Ash SS15 collection? Will you be adding bits to your wish list fo January?