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Ashes To Black was launched by London based Australian designer Ash Chari with an explicit focus on textile quality that defines his collections. Born in Bengaluru, India and growing up in Sydney, Australia Chari sources fabrics from across the globe to build thematic collections utilising his rich heritage.
Innovation comes with each new collection, along with past season refinements resulting in a continuously evolving selection with each passing anthology. Drawing inspirational aspects from the staging and costume of heavy metal performers such as Till Lindemann and Marilyn Manson, Chari incorporates the raw and spiritual aspects of Indian culture, attire and beliefs while examining the base instincts of survival, power and love.
The commonality being that all these aspects are unapologetic expressions of one’s emotion and self, aiming to dissect and express our inner selves thus creating a greater understanding of man.
Chari's debut collection has landed, consisting of 5 individually crafted pieces that work seamlessly with one another. The muted colour palette is awoken with an expressive bleached treatment on the draped cardigan drawing ones eye through the the pieces as the warmth of the colouration caresses the subtle tones of the tunics and pants.
>> ASHES TO BLACK << BLEACHED CARDIGAN - IRISH LINEN - HANDMADE
>> ASHES TO BLACK << DROP CROTCH SHORTS - ENGLISH LINEN - HANDMADE
- SATYA YUGA – THE FIRST AGE OF MAN. WHEN HUMANITY WAS AT ITS MOST PRISTINE. WHEN EVERY ENDEAVOUR AND GESTURE WAS EQUAL TO PERFECTION. INTRINSIC GOODNESS RULED SUPREME. THE GOLDEN AGE -
>> ASHES TO BLACKK << LONG SLEEVE TUNIC SHIRT - COTTON GAUZE - HANDMADE
- KALI YUGA – THE FINAL AGE OF MAN. ALL THE GREAT VALUES AND NOBLE IDEAS OF HUMANKIND HAVE CRUMBLED. REALITY FAST PLUMMETS TOWARDS THE COMPLETE DISSOLUTION OF RIGHT ACTION, MORALITY AND VIRTUE -
>> ASHES TO BLACK << CROPPED PANTS - ENGLISH LINEN - HANDMADE
- IT IS UP TO ONE’S SELF TO BEGET HIS OWN VIRTUE, TO STAY IN HIS OWN GOLDEN AGE. THIS IS THE STRUGGLE OF MAN’S OWN CONSCIOUSNESS, THE BATTLE WITHIN HIS MIND -
>> ASHES TO BLACK << SLEEVELESS TUNIC - COTTON GAUZE - HANDMADE
- WE HAVE A CHOICE IN OUR OWN DAMNATION. HOWEVER, IT HAS COME TO PASS THAT MOST OF US HAVE CHOSEN TO STAND BY AND DO NOTHING BUT WATCH OURSELVES AND OUR BRETHREN PLUNGE INTO THE ABYSS. ALL IT TAKES IS FOR MAN TO STAND AND RESIST THOES WHO CHOOSE TO CUT AT THE LEGS OF DHARMA -