The collection, designed by the Delhi-born, London-based designer, adored for his trademark shimmering palettes and tongue-in-cheek slogans, features pops of primary colours with pillar-box red, sapphire blue and canary yellow, alongside black, sparkling silver and nude. The line lands in-store and online at Warehouse in the same week that the Halpern x Topshop collection launches, reaffirming that sequins will undoubtedly be the most prevalent look of the party season.
"I wanted to create a really signature capsule collection with lots of sequins, strong clean shapes, dramatic colours - empowering clothes, very classic pieces that are really special, but also fun to wear, and easy to mix into any wardrobe," Ashish told Vogue on his inspiration.
"I think two of my favourite pieces are the yellow trench - because it looks like a vinyl mac, but the sequins just make it so luxe - it's the perfect high/low mix," the designer added. "It's super easy to wear and the perfect way to elevate a really casual look. I love the idea of mixing it with a jumper and jeans and trainers. And I also love the short red sequin dress - its a great party piece!"
Ashish's latest collection for SS19, shown at London Fashion Week in September was all about the party spirit. "I wanted to have a celebration of a new summer of love. Culture seems to be becoming so much more conservative and right-wing. It’s such a shame and I just wanted to celebrate love and gender and sexuality,” the designer told Vogue backstage. “People just want to be in love. That’s the feeling. I just wanted to capture that in clothes. Everything was very light this season. You can roll them or chuck them in the suitcase, put them in your hand luggage and get on a plane and go party." Though the SS19 collection won't be available for some months yet, Ashish's Warehouse collection is the perfect teaser for those summer party pieces.
The collaboration follows on from Ashish's collection for River Island in 2017 and a longstanding partnership with Topshop that lasted 10 seasons. "Collaborations mean that my clothes become available to a bigger audience. The main line is produced in very small quantities as it's mainly hand embroidered, so working with the high street creates something more accessible but hopefully still very special. Its also a good opportunity to work with new fabrics and techniques and creative teams." With just a month until it drops, make sure you start compiling a wish list now.