Ash Footwear Creative Director Patrick Ithier takes inspiration for each new Ash Footwear Collection from a breadth of different influences. For the AW16 Collection, inspiration has been drawn from both the past and the present. Retro influences meet contemporary looks to create that signature easy glamour which Ash Footwear does best.


The Ash Footwear girl is nothing but individual and this seasons collection has something to appeal to each and every incarnation of her. From embellished styles and androgynous loafers which pay homage to the great Patti Smith to boho chic vibes made alive with rich jacquard’s and florals, inspirations from past eras bring a strong influence to Ash Footwear AW16.

With velvet and brocade being strong trends across the runways for AW16, it’s no surprise that these luxe fabrics have made their way into this season’s collection. Unleash your inner glam rocker with the FLORA booties – Boots are an essential for A/W, why not make them the focus of your outfit and really make a statement. The rich jewel hued velvet of the BOOM Platform appeals to the dancing queen in all of us, as well touching on a key colour of the season – purple.

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Ash is the go-to brand for sporty styles which combine high performance and excellent design. Looking back to 1968 and taking inspiration from the iconic Gazelle, the GUEPARD Trainers are a key style for Autumn, coming in abundance of colourways to please all palette preferences. Looking ahead to create the futuristic look of the QUARK trainers, this style does not disappoint thanks to its architectural silhouette and a colourful woven panel which is a work of art in itself.

Are you a ski fan? The MONGOLIA Boots with their playful pom poms and prints scream apres-ski. Prefer to keep things a little more toned down? The more basic MIKO will keep you warm and comfortable when the snow and rain comes, with its soft shearling lining and technical sole.

What or who is inspiring you this season? Which trends will you be coveting and how? We’d love to know.

The entire Ash Footwear AW16 Collection will be landing over the next couple of months so keep an eye out for your favourite styles.


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