November 27, 2020
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Ashley Williams RTW Spring 2018

The Ashley Williams girl is a complicated type. Last season she was torn whether to party hard or chill watching Netflix. This season, she’s “a trash bag but, dang, she’s trying to be a better person,” the designer said, describing the kind of girl that smokes on her way to yoga, or does a spin class while she’s still a little drunk from the night before.
The clothes were similarly contradictory: racy tiger stripes in Flintstone colors were splashed on evening dresses given a Venice Beach twist via Velcro surfer dude sandals, or prettied up with a floral sash, as modeled by Williams’ BFF Georgia May Jagger.
There were more surf culture references in slogan-printed track pants and hoodies (which asked Parli Inglese?), in the roomy proportions of board shorts, and in the image of Michaelangelo’s David carrying a surfboard.
There was an Eighties appeal to slinky, belted jersey dresses in canary yellow or candy pink. They had a rare grown-up appeal next to pieces like a sweater emblazoned with Ecstasy emblazoned or a tracksuit printed with a dinosaur skeleton.

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