Zawe Ashton: ‘It’s not a wedding dress – but it marks my biggest, riskiest commitment’

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    The actor and author on how the sophisticated, subverted trouser suit she wore to her book launch made her feel like the experimental indie artist she isThis outfit sticks in my mind because I wore it for the launch of my first book. It seemed to vibrate all the things that I wanted to vibrate; I still felt like myself, but also like the elevated author character that I was having to play. It’s a trouser suit by Roksanda with wide culotte trousers. It has a silk scarf that goes through the suit and trails out the bottom, which felt very sophisticated and “from another time”.This look is very me – quirky details follow me through the more elevated moments of my everyday wardrobe. I like clothes that feel fresh and surprising. It has taken a long time for me to really dress as the artist that I am: I’m an indie girl, I like experimental, I like things to be subverted. Details are the fun part. Continue reading…