Browns x Ashish Just Dropped!
Introducing the capsule collection packed full of messages of empowerment, positivity, and respect.
Why are you a fashion designer?
As a child I always had an interest in beautiful clothes and would spend hours looking through fashion magazines, so I guess I always knew I would pursue a career in fashion.
What's the most exciting thing about the fashion industry today?
New talent. New work. New priorities.
How has your background influenced who you are today?
I grew up in India and I think my love for pattern, colour and sparkle definitely comes from there.
How would you describe your Browns capsule collection?
Fun, empowering, tongue in cheek.
Why is creativity important now more than ever?
You need creativity to make or do anything brilliant or inspiring. With all the cuts to art education and the arts in general, it is more important than ever to introduce young people to art and creativity.
What did you do on your last day off?
I helped to run a free creative workshop for young LGBTQ+ people with the Albert Kennedy Trust in conjunction with Studio Voltaire.
What is your greatest ambition?
To be happy.
Describe what feminism means to you…
Equal rights and equal opportunities.
What women have influenced you the most in your life and how?
The late, great Louise Wilson, who taught me so much and who continues to inspires me every single day. And my mother, who always gives the best advice, and has more energy than anyone else I know.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
What mantra do you live by?
Be kind to yourself and others.
If you could have one superpower what would it be and how would you use it?
Teleportation - so I wouldn't have to spend time travelling and I wouldn't have to get on planes (I don't like flying).
Describe the woman you design for in 3 words…
Confident, cool, fun.
First thing you do when you wake up?
Last thing you do before bed?
“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.
Where can we find you on a Friday night?
At the cinema.
Sequins or glitter?
Sequins of course.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
12831 unread emails.
How would you describe your generation in 5 words?
Hard-working, lucky, ironic, independent, cynical.
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Awkward, shy, funny.
Your ultimate dinner party guests…
The cast of Saturday Night Live.
Best thing about London?
Worst thing about London?
London’s hidden gem?
I’d like it to stay hidden.
Ultimate style icon?