If you’re looking for something completely different to add to your wardrobe then you need to check out the new Ashish x Topshop Spring Summer 2014 collection of casual pieces – shorts, tees, skirts and hoodies – that look like they’ve been created from the towels of a fancy hotel.
A look from the Ashish x Topshop collection for Spring Summer 2014, “Beach, Please!”. Image: Topshop
This is the tenth time Ashish Gupta, who’s known for creating masterpieces with sequins, has teamed up with Topshop; the designer’s own work mashes-up sportswear, glamour and craftsmanship and is beloved by celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Paloma Faith, Taylor Swift, Jerry Hall, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, M.I.A and Lily Allen. The Topshop collaborations are part of the brand’s support for young British designers via the British Council’s Newgen scheme.
Looks from the Ashish x Topshop collection for Spring Summer 2014, “Beach, Please!”. Images: Topshop
For SS14 the Ashish x Topshop collection has been entitled “Beach, Please!” (yes, a not so subtle nod to the other popular exclamation) and is based on Ashish’s resort collection “Paradise Hotel”, the logo from which is embellished across the new towelling pieces; other pieces reference the holiday idea by bearing slogans like “Service Please” and “Do Not Disturb”. The rest of the collection is made up of sexy, fluro-coloured swimsuits and bikinis and some easy-to-wear jersey tees with more hotel-reference slogans plus “towels” turned into a wrap dress and a skirt.
Accessories that light up from the Ashish x Topshop collection for Spring Summer 2014. Image: Topshop
There are also some awesome, crazy-ugly collector pieces with LED lights; we love the Buffalo sneakers with light-up heels and the pool sliders. There’s also a cool transparent backpack and a clutch – yep, they all light up; perfect for your next Full Moon party.
“I love this collection, it’s perfect for the beach and for pool parties, and they have the best ones at the Paradise Hotel!” says Ashish. “I hope it’s going to be as much fun to wear as it has been to design!”
We echo the designer; if you’re looking for some real fun this summer, get your hands on a couple of pieces of the Ashish x Topshop SS14 collection. We’ve got our eyes on the light-up sneakers.
The Ashish x Topshop Spring Summer 2014 collection will be available internationally from early June, 2014, and in Singapore will be exclusively available at Topshop Knightsbridge. For more information about Topshop Singapore, go to sg.topshop.com; you can follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Topshop, on Twitter at @topshop and on Instagram at @topshop and in Singapore at @topshop_sg.