The Browns edit of Ashish embodies the label’s effortless fusion of classic silhouettes with the high-octane glamour. Born in India, the son of two doctors, Ashish Gupta studied Fine Art before moving to London where he completed an MA in fashion design at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design. His plans to work in a Paris design studio were foiled when a bag containing his entire portfolio of work was stolen at the Gare du Nord. He quietly began making clothes for friends until being spotted by Yeda Yun, then Browns Focus in London, who gave him his first order in 2001. Since then, the designer has gone on to win the Topshop New Generation Award three times and has come to be known as ‘The King of Sequins’. Drawing on his heritage, each piece is hand-embellished in his India workshop and the head-turning collections have cultivated a large celebrity following.