Half Stripe Dress Half Chakra Print
The half-stripe dress is a new addition this season and has a playful balloon silhouette to a classic tunic design. Its split pattern cut down the centre of the garment, still with all of the elegance and ease of our sleeveless shift dress, sits beautifully on those who want to elongate the figure with a bit of wiggle room, as the tunic is a wide a-line cut that tapers on the bottom hem to give it that funky
It is also one of our fluid pieces in that it can be layered with our tailored or wide
leg pants on any gender, and paired with a turtleneck and stockings in the cooler months, a belt, or cropped jacket for the effortlessly stylish look.
Pictured is the sleeveless shift in our ‘We Are Freo’ Collection Chakra Wheel print, designed by local artist Dhruv Grover, and contrasted with our classic
Indigo Mud Stripe, inspired by Gaelle’s heritage and symbolises the French Riviera. Hand Block printed in Pushkar on our hand-spun, hand-woven khadi cotton for a breathable, natural feel. It’s a classic shape and statement contrast print that will make it a showstopper at any event, whether it’s a family summer lunch, a work function teamed with a classic blazer or an after-work drink with a denim jacket thrown over the top.
The Chakra Wheel Print is designed by local, independent artist Dhruv Grover, who comes from a background in Product and Graphic Design. The Ashoka Chakra wheel is situated in the middle of the Indian flag, and signifies that there is “life in movement and death in stagnation”. It represents the dynamics of peace and change, has deep roots in Dhruv’s cultural heritage, and also has nods to Fremantle as a port city in its similarity in design to a ship’s wheel. A print with such rich storytelling behind it, Dhruv describes his inspiration behind this print as “Life is a journey, wherever we go we must share our culture and keep the roots strong no matter where the wheel sways us”.
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 ink board. This process is repeated a 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.
I recently purchased this amazing dress and I get non stop compliments whenever I wear it! So unique and well made. Perfect for an everyday look with my slides or sneakers, but I’ve also worn to events with a red lip and a belt and it still works in a more formal setting. Thanks Gaelle and The ANJELMS Project!