Lucy Morris | Fashion and Beauty Editor | Friday, 17 February 2017

Every Single Thing We Want RN From The Ashley Williams AW17 Show

Ashley Williams AW17

The Debrief: Gird your coins because this is the definition of lust worthy!

Ashley Williams occupies a verified sphere as a young designer who actually sells. Her collections have cult followers (looking at you, Debrief Deputy Editor Vicky Spratt).  But, beyond the hype and legions of fans, Ashley’s work pushes forward burgeoning trends by looking deeper into the zeitgeist. For today’s presentation at London Fashion Week, Williams captured that stoned sensation at the heady meeting point of paradise and paranoia. 

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

The image of a teeth-baring dog and slogans twinned these two distant emotions together. Tops writ large with the word ‘Misery’ were likely a reference to the Stephen King novel of the same name, dresses were tagged with the topical, political-infused phase: ‘Save the planet’, while diamante-encrusted hair slides glittered with the word ‘paradise’. 

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

In the show notes, Bertie Brandes describes the look as, ‘clothes to sneak out of parties in’. Here she refers to the full tracksuits, cowboy hats, which we imagine was nicked during late night rabble rousing, Hawaiian print cargo pants, cropped puffer jackets and tartan kilts. 

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17
 

As an instant Ashley Williams fix, follow her stylist Julia Sarr-Jamois’ advice and tuck your sweatshirt into your track pants. Once sacrilege, this is now the ‘in’ way to wear athleisure. So, get tucking. Here are the top six things we want, need and love from Ashley’s new collection:

Cowboy hats over hoodies 

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

Diamante slogan hair slides

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

Short, grungey bangs

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

Moody grey eyes using Mac’s Kabuki range

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

Next level finger waves courtesy of BLEACH’s Alex Brownsell

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

That Hawaiian Print

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

Those Slogan Tops

Ashley Williams AW17
Ashley Williams AW17

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