February 8, 2016
By Lynn Quanjel
Photos Courtesy of ASHI STUDIO
Paris, France – Since launching in 2007, Ashi Studio has come a long way with the development of the house’s signature style. And the designer is often the subject of praise for his timeless elegance. His designs are a classic updates of historic grand couture. Ashi’s specialities include hand woven embroideries, sharp-cut shapes and flattering lines. His inspirations are fairy tales.
This edition of the Paris haute couture season for Spring/Summer 2016 provided us with the opportunity to see a selection of ASHI Studio’s “Warrior Princess” collection, which is inspired by historic tales. On it the couturier stated, “I envisioned the story of a princess who, while moving through lands of wonders and waiting for her knight, becomes him, becomes the Warrior”.
Here his work consists out of impressive sculpted waves for the heroines, princesses and femmes fatales of the 21st century. It moves like the perfect assembly between powerful harness-like shapes, hints of modern lace and extraordinarily exquisite floral embroideries.
Women are becoming more independent each day and by creating the ‘Warrior Princess Collection’ Ashi is telling every woman they do not have to wait for their prince in shining armor anymore to survive. “This wasn’t about versatile wardrobes or casual playful attired anymore, this collection had to be driven by curvaceous cuts, strong corsets, and intricate embroideries to bring life to my designs, to my tale”, he went on to explain.
Not only is the craftsmanship behind all of these designs exquisite, the story that ASHI Studio is sharing with us is highly relevant for current society. Move over Prince Charming, it’s time for the Warrior Princess.