The London-trained, Toronto-based designer behind the Ashtiani label brought a definitive modern touch to her '60s-inspired spring-summer 2013 collection which she described as a line drawing influence from a European holiday.
Punctuated with a subdued palette of white, pink, beige, mint green and grey with bold punches of cobalt blue, the line featured obvious nods to retro-era style with high-waisted shorts and peplums. But the pretty separates, with their share of edgy embellishments, included plenty of peek-a-boo details.
Tailored sleeveless shirts boasted oversized organza flaps, while sheer organza blouses were contrasted with unconventional accents like patent leather details and textured PVC inserts.
Amid the flirty, multi-panelled flared dresses and slim-fit, slinky asymmetrical dresses, Ashtiani also incorporated stylish but more laid-back daywear looks, with loose-fitting tennis-style and sport dresses accented with geometric details.
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