Awake Fashion for Women
We love the way this whimsical dress is grounded with a pair of sporty sneakers in A.W.A.K.E.'s Pre-Fall '17 lookbook, shot outside founder Natalia Alaverdian's studio. Made from frothy cotton-organdy that's double layered for opacity, it flares out from the waist out to a pleated full skirt. Raw edges and abstract wooden embellishments keep the classic silhouette looking contemporary.
Long sleeve nylon and wool-blend woven sweater in red. Frayed trim at mock neck collar, cuffs, and hem. Zip closure at back. Tonal stitching.
Natalia Alaverdian can find inspiration in the most unexpected places, which is what makes A.W.A.K.E.'s pieces feel so unique and fresh. Influenced by the fluidity and shape of octopuses, she designed this crepe tunic with a nipped-in waist and dramatic flared hem. Complement the exaggerated silhouette by pairing yours with the matching pants.
Pleated crepe skirt in red. High-rise. Draping throughout. Concealed zip closure at back. Tonal stitching.
A.W.A.K.E.'s Fall '17 collection is inspired by exotic underwater creatures - the shaggy faux fur on this coat is designed to resemble the spikes of sea urchins. It has a languid drape and concealed self-tie belt to cinch it closed. Open it up to reveal a painterly octopus-print lining.
A.W.A.K.E.'s Fall '17 collection is inspired by the fluid silhouette of the octopus. Accented with a plaid pattern, this stretch-felt 'Unbutton Me Please' top is punctuated by buttons that trail around the bodice and down each deconstructed sleeve. Highlight the asymmetric hem with low-rise pants.
A.W.A.K.E.'s Natalia Alaverdian bases her Fall '17 collection around the Octopus - TV screens played undersea documentaries during the show. These 'Diver' pants are cut from checked stretch-felt in a flared silhouette with raw seams and split cuffs. Style yours with the matching top.
Long sleeve wool-blend dress in cream off-white. Raw edges and curved seams throughout. Stand collar. Structural balloon skirt. Elasticized hem. Structural draping at sleeves. Zip closure at back. Tonal stitching.
Flared woven trousers in black. High-rise. Concealed zip closure at back. Vented cuffs. Tonal hardware. Tonal stitching.
A.W.A.K.E.'s 'Samurai' shirt embodies the Japanese theme for Fall '17. Tailored in the UK from slightly stretchy red crepe, it has a sharp pointed collar and oversized cuffs fastened by hand-carved wooden buttons. Keep the raw edges visible by wearing it loose over jeans.
Long sleeve lightly padded technical satin jacket in black. Funnel neck collar. Concealed press-stud closure at front. Seam pockets at waist. Draping at sleeves. Fully lined. Tonal stitching.
A.W.A.K.E. Creative Director Natalia Alaverdian's inspirations are wide-ranging and eclectic - for Fall '17, she cites the octopus as her reference point. Made from red cotton-voile, this midi dress is gathered and draped to create ruffles that resemble the curves of a tentacle. It's cut for a very loose fit and has unfinished hems. Wear yours with ankle boots and a clutch.
A.W.A.K.E. Creative Director Natalia Alaverdian takes inspiration from octopus' for the brand's Fall '17 collection. Cinched at the waist with a self-tie belt, this 'Octopus Pride' coat has a flared A-line skirt that mirrors the sea creature's fluid silhouette. Made from tufted wool and mohair-blend, it has oversized lapels that can be wrapped up with a scarf for extra warmth. Pair yours with black Mary Jane pumps.
A.W.A.K.E.'s Natalia Alaverdian is inspired by octopus and exotic sea creatures for Fall '17 - the layered folds on this midi skirt are designed to resemble tentacles. It's cut from smooth, mid-weight cady so it holds the intricate shape. Choose ankle boots that pop against the bold red hue.
Natalia Alaverdian's 'Octopus' Favorite' midi skirt fulfills A.W.A.K.E.'s acronym "All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm." Inspired by the fluid movement of the namesake sea creature, this wool piece has yoke darts across its high-rise waist and frayed edges along the flared hem. Style yours with a tucked-in blouse and mules.
A.W.A.K.E.'s dress is pleated at the skirt for volume and elegant movement - something that is seen throughout the Pre-Fall '17 collection. Cut from black satin-jersey, this style has '50s-inspired wide shoulder straps and a square neckline. Add a pop of color with statement heels.
Featured as one of our new favorite contemporary designers in The EDIT, A.W.A.K.E. creates sculptural pieces with off-kilter details influenced by Japanese art. This pristine white wrap midi skirt is made from crisp cotton-organza pressed with sharp knife pleats. Highlight the crystal buttons by tucking in your shirt.
A.W.A.K.E. founder Natalia Alaverdian loved to draw illustrations with her mother as a child, which is how her love of proportion and shape evolved. These flared pants are tailored from tan wool for a slim fit and kick out just below the knee into split cuffs. Pair yours with the matching jacket. Outfit 1: A.W.A.K.E. Shirt, J.W.Anderson Shoulder bag, Gianvito Rossi Ankle boots, Ellery Earrings. Outfit 2: Maison Margiela Shirt, Marni Shoulder bag, Paul Andrew Pumps, Sophie Buhai Earrings. - Tan w
A.W.A.K.E.'s Natalia Alaverdian launched her first foray into menswear this season, so it's no surprise to see it overlap with the Pre-Fall '17 collection too. This pinstriped shirt is cut from crisp cotton-poplin in an oversized shape with dropped shoulders to enhance the boy-borrowed fit. When it comes to styling, remember that the way you tuck it in should look natural and unforced.