Baseball and sequins may not seem like the most likely of partnerships but that’s what British designer Ashish Gupta and Major League Baseball
have created with their new capsule collection.
Debuted during the recent London Fashion Week for AW17 Ashish incorporated the collaboration as part of his Wizard of Oz inspired unisex show. The line see’s the famous MLB teams LA Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs re-imagined as part of a collection that includes sequinned sweatpants, jerseys, jackets and tops and encapsulates the spirit of athleticism, style, diversity and inclusiveness that transcends sport.
The Ashish X Major League Baseball collection takes inspiration from the culture and iconography of Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago – encapsulating a spirit of athleticism, style, diversity and inclusiveness that transcends sport. A definite new take on the whole athleisure movement of late.
Ashish Gupta, designer, said:
“I would say it’s about positivity in a time of so much confusion. It’s about courage, equality, love and freedom. The phrases I’ve used on these pieces are trying to make this statement. I think it is a wonderful opportunity because I love baseball as an inspiration for equality and unity – the fact that it was the first sport to allow a person of colour to play professionally is incredible.
This collection brings together the male aesthetic translated in the most feminine way. I think I see it this season as more like the pieces being a labour of love, with really positive messaging.”