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My name is Asha, I’m based in our Camden HQ as the assistant designer for menswear. I like pom-poms/hella cake and ice cream. I enjoy bright colours although I don’t wear bright colours very much- my room makes up for that. I used to be a Dr. Martens apprentice, before that I studied footwear design at DMU. I’m definitely a sucker for Instagram and blogging.
Asha wears Mark Wigan 8053sAsha wears Mark Wigan 8053s
Which Dr. Martens are you wearing today?
I am wearing my Mark Wigan collaboration 8053s, easily the most comfiest docs I own. They may be one of my favourite pairs actually.
Tell us about your first pair of Dr. Martens:
My first pair of Docs were bought for me as a Christmas present when I was 23. They were part of the men’s Windsor collection. A brogue with an interesting mix of tanned leather and an off white canvas. They made the perfect Summer shoes. I loved them. Unfortunately I was very clumsy and had a bit of an accident which some how lead me to getting blood on the canvas… I was distraught as I couldn’t remove the stain. So back into the box they went. One summer I stumbled across the pair at the top of my wardrobe. After doing a little bit of research on Yayoi Kusama I thought it would be fun to spray paint them black with contrasting white polka dots all over, and adding a fringe. They are 1 pair out of 28 pairs. I keep some stashed at my parents house.
How would you describe your style?
I don’t have a style. I wear what I like. Some days I chuck everything on. Other days… standard black head to toe. Depends on my mood really. I’d definitely agree that I am more of a modern day Tomboy… oversized everything please. I’d say my favourite piece of clothing would be my kimono I picked up in Harajuku with sashiko stitching. Supa kawaii!
Three tracks you’re listening to right now:
What’s your favourite thing about the city you live in?
My favourite thing about London is just how diverse it is from culture to music to art… its like one collaborative palette.
What are your top 3 picks for the season?
1. In Love with our Black 939 with little pops of white. A boot with a little attitude.
2. The Petri Shoe. Steel toes are a must, especially when wearing a formal outfit like tapered trousers and a blazer w/ white t-shirt. A classic. I particularly love the bulbous toe box revealing the steel underlay.
3. The 3989 Shoe. Last but not least a brogue you can’t go wrong with.
And finally, what do you stand for?
I stand for different things daily. Today I stand for being comfortable with yourself and learning to like ‘you’.