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Glittering Gothic Fashion

The Latest Ashish Spring Collection Boasts Dark, Shimmering Details

— September 22, 2017 — Fashion
Garments boldly emblazoned with "Witch" and "Good Mourning" set the tone for the opening of the Ashish Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection that recently made its debut in London.

The reflective disco balls on the ceiling weren't the only shimmering details of the show, as many of the garments included sequins to lighten what would otherwise be a dark atmosphere. Stars, moons and pentagrams were some of the motifs that were repeated throughout the collection, alongside elaborate sparkling headpieces. Most of the models walked with bare feet down the runway, save for a few who sported delicate foot accessories that matched others with adornments for the hands in similar styles.

On the collection, Ashish shared a fitting phrase from Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Only in the darkness can you see the stars."
Trend Themes
1. Dark Sequins - Opportunities for designers to experiment with unconventional finishes like shimmering dark sequins in their formal wear collections for a more gothic appeal.
2. Occult Motifs - The popularity of gothic fashion and dark symbolism present opportunities for accessory designers to incorporate occult motifs like stars, moons, and pentagrams into their collections for a unique touch.
3. Barefoot Fashion - The introduction of barefoot models in runway events presents a unique opportunity for footwear designers to experiment with barefoot adornments such as toe-rings, toe-stickers, and ankle cuffs.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion industry professionals should look into incorporating unconventional finishes and occult motifs into their work to offer something different and unique for their customers.
2. Jewelry - Jewelry industry players can capitalize on the trend of dark symbolism and occult motifs by designing jewelry that will complement gothic fashion ensembles and resonate with those who embrace those themes.
3. Footwear - Innovative footwear designers can explore adornments for barefoot models to complement their collections, which would serve both as functional and unique fashion pieces.
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