Ashish Gupta first showed at LFW in 2005 and went on to win the New Generation award three times. Born in Delhi, the son of two doctors, he studied Fine Art in India, and then moved to London to complete an MA at Central St Martin’s under the legendary Louise Wilson. After graduating in 2000 his plans to work in a Paris design studio were foiled when his bag containing his entire portfolio of work and his cash was stolen at the Gare du Nord. He quietly began making clothes for friends until being spotted by Yeda Yun, then of Browns Focus, who gave him his first order in 2001. This year Ashish is celebrating 10 years of showing at London Fashion Week and will be doing a retrospective show as part of the Victoria & Albert museum’s ‘Fashion in Motion’ series in October.