Ashish offers effortless chic for SS13

Updated 07 November 2012
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Ashish offers effortless chic for SS13

For any young girl who wants to be effortlessly chic, casual and a little quirky — Ashish has the answers. His London Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’13 show was fun, innovative and a celebration of fresh, new ideas. How he managed to create really stylish pieces by fusing elements of tracksuits, denim and slinky sequins is anyone’s guess — but he pulled it off and judging by the reaction after the show, he can expect to do well with this collection.
The models wore their hair gathered up in slightly unkempt scrunchies and teamed classic reeboks with sparkly pop socks. They looked really at ease as they stepped out confidently in the clothes — a breath of fresh air after years of watching women teetering about in vertiginous heels that entrap them in a hell of restricted pain.
Stunning model and actress, Tolula Adeyemi, who sat front row at the show, was impressed. “I love Ashish — he’s bringing back Reebok classics — and I love the sequined pop socks,” she said. “The look is quite simple but with very interesting details such as the backless tops. His sequins are high octane glamour but he’s twisted it and made it into a very cool, street, 90’s influenced collection,” she added. Tolula, who has family in Abu Dhabi, found herself at the center of a storm of flashbulbs as she took her place to enjoy the show — but with a face and figure that every magazine covets that’s no surprise.
Another front row fashionista, Sunshine Duncan, from Toronto, Canada, said, “The look is really chic, but relaxed and comfortable. As for jeans and sequins — I personally couldn’t rock it — but I know people who could. I loved the piece that looked as though it is made of gold feathers!”
The show was also a hit with Mayuko Yamamoto, from Japan. “I thought the styling was amazing and the colors gorgeous — I really liked it!” she said. The colors were pale denim blue, crisp cotton white, metallic grey, gold and almond, with polka dots and sequins. There was a curious blend of delicacy and athleticism about the look — feminine and strong.
For Jack Risley who works for the video production company that films London and New York Fashion Weeks, the show stood out as being original and fresh. “I see a lot of the shows and I would say this is ‘right up there with the top’ — I love Ashish,” he said.
Elegant marketing director, Shipra Gill, from Delhi, said, “It seemed this collection is for a regular girl. You don’t have to be a top model to wear this fashion. It combines everyday style with glamor. It’s definitely something I would like to go and buy. I feel this can work well internationally — I think Ashish is going to do great in 2013.”
So it’s thumbs up all round for the Delhi born designer whose handcrafted designs are made at his workshop/factory in India. But clearly he’s not one to relish the limelight — he managed just a brief shy bow at the end of his uplifting show.

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Georgia Fowler stuns in Zuhair Murad gown

Updated 21 April 2018
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Georgia Fowler stuns in Zuhair Murad gown

  • The designer’s official Instagram account posted the snap with a gushing caption that read: “The gorgeous @georgiafowler strikes again in Zuhair Murad.”
  • Fowler is the youngest daughter of Australian golfer Peter Fowler and appeared in the music video for Kygo and Selena Gomez's “It Ain't Me” in 2017.

DUBAI: New Zealand-born model Georgia Fowler just appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia wearing a dress by none other than Lebanese powerhouse designer Zuhair Murad.
The model, magazine and the designer all shared an image of the gorgeous cover page, with Fowler saying, “Growing up, I wished to be in the pages of this glossy magazine, but to be on the cover — and for the third time — has me bouncing off the walls with glee. Thank you for your ongoing support, @bazaaraustralia.”
Meanwhile, the designer’s official Instagram account posted the snap with a gushing caption that read: “The gorgeous @georgiafowler strikes again in Zuhair Murad.”
In the shot, Fowler dons a gown that was unveiled as part of Murad’s Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris in January. The whimsical, floor-length dress features a daring plunging neckline and boasts a voluminous A-line skirt, all of which is belted with a thin black strap at the waist. The nude tulle is appliqued with black, white and red flowers and cacti over an ever-so-slightly sheer beige slip.
Fowler’s chestnut hair cascades down toward her shoulders in loose, beach-style waves and her make-up is kept to a sultry minimum. For jewelry, the young model wears nothing except a single thin bracelet.
The 25-year-old model, who was discovered when she was just 12-years-old, had her big break in 2012 when she walked in a Chanel show in Versailles. She went on to make international runway appearances for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Armani, Phillip Plein and Elie Saab, among a raft of other major players in the global fashion industry.
Fowler has also appeared in the hallowed pages of Vogue Italia, Vogue France, Vogue Mexico, Elle magazine and various other fashion publications around the world.
In February, she told British Vogue that her favorite part about being a model is “the ability to morph into any character you’ve always wanted to be. I always find it quite fun. It’s being able to do so much more than just being an image.”
Her success as a model isn’t her only claim to fame, however. In fact, Fowler is the youngest daughter of Australian golfer Peter Fowler and appeared in the music video for Kygo and Selena Gomez's “It Ain't Me” in 2017.
Besides making it big in the world of high-end fashion, it seems that the model has also found time to fall in love — she is reportedly dating US singer Nick Jonas, who shot to fame as part of the Jonas Brothers boy band in the noughties.