Known for his bold designs and influence of mainstream media, Ashish Spring 2017 collection represented just that. Feeling the harsh reality of British voters after the Brexit vote was in favour of leaving the EU. Ashish felt his collection should represent the ‘immigrant’ minority in Britain.
“Tonight I wanted to celebrate Indian culture, because it is also such an integral part of British culture,” the designer explained.
Moving from Delhi to London in 1996 Ashish has never wanted the emphasis to be solely on the lack of black models on the runway but the lack of diversity in general. “You know, I think people concentrate on black models or white models when there is a whole rainbow. How many Indian models or mixed-race models or everything-else models do you see?”