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From London - Ashish Gupta

Masters of Fashion Series

Year: 2011, 6 mins
Code: Ex-Fash11Pt3-4S

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Ashish Gupta is a fashion designer, based in London and designing under the label 'Ashish'. Born in Delhi, Gupta studied Fine Art in his native India before moving to Middlesex to complete a BA in Fashion Design. After completing his MA at Central Saint Martins in 2000, Gupta ventured to Paris with the intention of working in a design studio in the French capital.

However, when his entire portfolio of work was stolen, Gupta instead began quietly making clothes for friends until being spotted by Yeda Yun of Browns Focus, who placed his first order in 2001. With his mix of Western and Eastern influences, Gupta's designs blend sportswear, high-octane glamour and craftsmanship. Gupta has designed outfits for a number of high profile personalities, including M.I.A, Madonna, Jerry Hall, Victoria Beckham, Kelly Osborne, Lily Allen and Patrick Wolf.

Since his first show at London Fashion Week in 2004, Gupta has won the New Generation Award three times. Gupta recently collaborated with Topshop to produce an 'Ashish for Topshop' capsule range. His mainline collection is stocked in Selfridges and Browns Focus and can also be found in Italy, USA, Russia, Dubai and Kuwait.

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