This London Fashion Week Collection Was Full Of Subtle Political Messages (And Glitter) — PHOTOS
If you love glitter, and sticking it to the man, then you'd probably die for Ashish Gupta's collection at London Fashion Week. On Feb. 20, the UK-based designer showed off his looks which featured sparkle, color, and even a political message (or two, or three).
His line included shirt dresses, t-shirts, bomber jackets, slouchy pants, and even baseball uniforms. All were completely decked out in glitter, as well as messages aimed at the current political climate across the pond.
"In addition to referencing [Trump's] stupefying social media activity, there were shirts adorned with phrases like 'nasty woman' and 'pussy grabs back,' models wearing what seemed to be Mexican wrestling-inspired makeup, and a short suit with the words 'Planned Parenthood' down the leg," said fashion and lifestyle editor Jamie Feldman on HuffingtonPost.com. It was all a bit extra, in the best way possible.
In terms of inspiration, the designer told Vogue's Luke Leitch, “I was reading about how Oz was representative of Washington and how the hurricane of Dorothy was the political turmoil that happened at the time. It was so symbolic. Every little thing was symbolic of what is happening now — we need to be united in a message of love and unity and stand up together against all the f***ed-up mess that is going on.”
And his collection definitely did just that. My personal favorite? A shirt dress with "Stay Woke" embroidered on the front. Take a look at other incredible messages, and looks, below.
Love this look.
My personal favorite.
The look was decided American, in style and message.
In case you needed more glitter...
Seriously, such an inspiring show!