Ashish Gupta has the monopoly on sparkle. In the 12 years since he launched his eponymous brand, he has amassed a cult following for his sequin-smothered pieces that ooze look-at-me charm. The uplifting spectacle of his clothes has also found fans in Madonna and Katy Perry, for whom he has produced bespoke stage outfits for international tours. He reflects on a decade of tiny plastic discs and all-out vivacity in conversation with Tamsin Blanchard, exclusive to the London Fashion Week Festival audience.
The even better news? You’ll be able to purchase items from his latest 15-piece collaboration with River Island immediately after the talk. Created as part of the high-street store’s Design Forum initiative, the gender-neutral collection comprises sparkly tunics, T-shirts and loungewear emblazoned with fridge-magnet-letter-style slogans, pyjamas, and puffer coats inspired by sleeping bags.