The ANJELMS Project

Dropwaist Dress - Check Mate Blockprint

$136.50 $195.00
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Our popular drop waist dress is back again this season with a slight variation on the classic. After a few Collections away, we are excited to bring back this fan favourite in our Check Mate Collection Block Print, made from hand block printed thin vertical lines in indigo, perpendicular to thicker red horizontal stripes – this check elongates the silhouette of any shape. The perfect staple piece to layer with a block-coloured skivvy in the cooler months, or to dress up with a thick, bold belt and statement heels for an elevated evening look. Made from our light hand-spun, hand-loomed khadi. This classic everyday dress highlights the craftsmanship that is so vital to the process of our production.

“Coming back from France with a heart full, having reconnected with my family and my birth country, and at peace with myself, I realised I had designed a collection that provided me with a safe environment. Something known and familiar, like my beloved and calming Indigo, and the comfort of reds that bring me joy and energy – maybe the colours that represented a coming home for me.” – Gaelle on the significance of, and her connection to the Check Mate Print.

As always, our garments are designed in Fremantle, Western Australia. Made ethically from 100% hand-loomed Khadi Cotton in Pushkar, India by The Stitching Project. Designs are hand-carved onto wooden blocks. Then Pawan, our block printer at The Stitching Project, places each block onto the cloth after dipping the block into the ink board. This process is repeated hundred times over with amazing precision and experience to create the perfect patterns. All of our dyes are Global Organic Textile Standards (G.O.T.S.) Certified and our fabric and processes are Craftmark Certified. Each of our Garments is proudly signed by every craftsperson who has had a hand in making it.