AWAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO

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for resort 2018, Natalia Alaverdian CREATES A COLLECTION WITH ALL THE A.W.A.K.E. SIGNATURES WITH AN ADDED JAPANESE TWIST

 
 
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A.W.A.K.E. is one of those labels that just quietly found it's way into the hearts of so many fashion lovers like me. And for Resort 2018 Alaverdian does it again - creates a collection which makes me want pretty much everything. This season she takes us to Japan via Africa with her take on the kimono sleeve with full length, Samuria-esque skirts.

As with pretty much every A.W.A.K.E. collection though, it's the single shoulder detail that steals my heart. A few seasons ago I invested in one of her single shoulder tops, which is absolutely one of the best things I have ever purchased. With different styling it can take upon the look of a Comme des Garcon or Vivienne Westwood creation and is frequently mistaken for such. But more importantly, it's a design that simply won't date - I can envisage wearing it 10 years down the line.

Alaverdian doesn't deal in trends or whims. She uses each season to build upon the last and create a solid lexicon that her customers can rely on. She may introduce a new colour or print, but she never deviates from the foundation upon which the label is built, which is tailoring with added volume play.

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