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White cotton reversible pleated dress from A.W.A.K.E. featuring a collar style, a fitted waist, long wide sleeves, a pleated design, a bow detail and a long length.
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Long sleeve cotton poplin dress in white. Backwards pointed spread collar. Locker loop and box pleat at front. Detachable obi-style belt at waist. Opening at armscyes for alternate styling. Oversized sleeves with buttoned vent at cuffs. Press-stud closure at back. Tonal stitching.
Black Draped dress with Kimono Shirt Belt from A.W.A.K.E..
A.W.A.K.E. blends graphics details from both African and Japanese textiles for Resort 2018, and this cream cotton-twill dress is the enchanting result. It's crafted in the UK to a kimono-inspired silhouette with wide draped sleeves and a modern obi belt, then falls loosely over the body, showcasing the abstract grey print to full effect. Put a modern twist on eveningwear with a mini tote bag and white leather boots.
A.W.A.K.E.’s impeccable attention to detail is clearly evidenced in this draped cream dress. It’s crafted to swathe the form in artful layers, featuring an overlaid detachable shirt with button detailing at the shoulder, and long dolman sleeves which fall past the fingertips. A matching tie defines the waist and accentuates the rippling asymmetrical hem. Team it with a bucket bag and pumps for a confident contemporary feel.
A.W.A.K.E. has become synonymous with statement shirting, as this navy and white striped cotton-poplin shirtdress shows. It's exquisitely cut in the UK for an oversized shape with dropped shoulder seams, and is balanced by a neat stand collar and seamless hidden button fastening. Style yours with an up-do hairstyle and backless wraparound ballet flats for a nonchalant appeal.
Classic British tailoring and heritage fabrics are two influences cited by A.W.A.K.E.’s designer Natalia Alaverdian, and both are seen in this red tartan dress. It’s crafted in the UK from lightweight woven cotton with a refined high neck, a twisted waist and frayed-edge detailing on the back. Elevate the asymmetric hem with black kitten heels for a smart evening look.
Accentuating the female silhouette, A.W.A.K.E.’s salmon-pink dress from the SS18 runway is an example of the label’s deft draping. It’s crafted from a lightweight woven fabric with long kimono sleeves and fluid crossover panels at the neckline which fasten at the nape. The wrap-style skirt cinches at the waist and flows loosely over the legs. Wear it with ankle boots for a modern finish.
The deftly draped shape of this A.W.A.K.E. dress evokes designer Natalia Alaverdian’s flamboyant imagination, whilst the wearable light-beige colour provides a grounding influence. It’s made in the UK from mid-weight crepe with a gathered high neck, long blouson sleeves and long cuff ties. Elevate the ethereal look with embellished pumps.
A.W.A.K.E. brings a sense of precision to this oversized white striped shirtdress – a key trend that moves easily from summer into autumn. It's crafted in the UK from lightweight cotton-poplin and shaped with a menswear-inspired point collar, button-fastening cuffs, and a curved hem. Wear it with bare legs as long as the weather allows and with tights when the temperature drops.
Japanese art and culture inspires the composition of this navy-blue and white Giant polka-dot print crepe dress from A.W.A.K.E. The contemporary silhouette is cut in the UK and features a high neck that secures with a self-fastening tie, while softly gathered pleats fall through the long, oversized sleeves and asymmetric hem. Let the cuff ties fall loosely, and cinch the waist with the accompanying skinny tie, then end on sculptural heels for an avant-garde look.
A.W.A.K.E. designer Natalia Alaverdian's reconstructionist tendencies often lead her to refashion menswear staples, as seen in this bold red dress which appears to be constructed from an inside-out trench coat. Seen on the label's SS18 runway, it's cut from a lightweight woven fabric with draped shoulder panels and a handkerchief hem. Emulate the show styling with neutral shoes.
A.W.A.K.E.’s knack for deconstructed tailoring comes to the fore with this tonal-brown houndstooth dress, which debuted on the London runway. Crafted in the UK from blue, orange and green checked wool, it drapes artfully over the frame with a single wide sleeve, open back, and asymmetric hemline. Fasten the buttoned waist panel and opt for sculptural accents to heighten the contemporary mood.
The shirtdress becomes a bold statement piece in the hands of A.W.A.K.E., as illustrated by this camel-brown and black checked cotton-twill design. It's shaped with oversized kimono sleeves which secure with press-stud fastenings – two details from the African and Japanese influences of the Resort 2018 collection – then falls in pleats over the body from an obi-style belt. Add embellished block heels to complete a bold outfit.
A.W.A.K.E. looks to sea life to create its SS17 collection, and this cornflower-blue and white striped cotton-poplin dress offers an easy translation. It's crafted in the UK with standing sleeves, inspired by the shapes made by jellyfish, and falls into a panelled, shin-skimming hem. Make it even more modern with chunky platforms.
Natalia Alaverdian's pieces for A.W.A.K.E. are often inspired by Japanese art and culture - this dress was compared to a piece of Origami in some of the show reviews. It's made from pleated polka-dot crepe that's black on the reverse and has a billowy asymmetric hem. Add contrasting texture and color with your accessories.
Polka-dot prints featured heavily throughout A.W.A.K.E.’s Resort 2018 collection, and this navy and white crepe dress was the first piece to be seen at the label's presentation in New York. This pleated piece is cut to an oversized silhouette that drapes loosely from the tie-fastening high neck. The contrasting black back panel can be worn at the front - try styling it over trousers for added versatility.