Ashish Gupta burst exuberantly onto the LFW runways in 2004 and won the New Generation award three times. Born in Delhi, the son of two doctors, he studied Fine Art in India, moving to Middlesex to do a BA in fashion design and then on to Central St Martin"s for an MA, graduating in 2000. His plans to work in a Paris design studio were foiled when his bag containing his entire portfolio of work and his cash was stolen at the Gare du Nord. He quietly began making clothes for friends until being spotted by Yeda Yun, then of Browns Focus, who gave him his first order in 2001.
His fusion of Western and Eastern cultures results in an eccentric and unique collection with a mix of sportswear, high octane glamour and breathtaking craftsmanship beautiful, handcrafted pieces are all manufactured in house at his workshop/factory in India. This season, Ashish was asked by Tori Amos to design several key outfits for her current world tour. Tori Amos also wore Ashish designs for major promotional material and key television appearances to promote her new album "American Doll Posse" Other VIP customers include Jerry Hall, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, M.I.A, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne, and Patrick Wolf. Ashish also recently collaborated with Topshop on a second "Ashish for Topshop" capsule range.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo