The ANJELMS Project

Indian Wrap Dress - Check Mate Blockprint Bust with Indigo Skirt

$206.50 $295.00
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A new classic, our Indian wrap dress is the easiest dress to wear in all seasons, settings and moods. Featuring an empire bustline that sits perfectly just under the bust, and securing with 2 string ties on the side. The top bust is hand-block printed with our Check Mate Collection print, consisting of thin vertical lines in indigo, perpendicular to thicker red horizontal stripes and so this check print elongates the silhouette of any shape. Pockets too, of course, how could we not? The bottom A-line skirt is Naturally Plant dyed with our light Indigo colourway, which is timeless and wears similar to denim. Not much is needed to complete an outfit with this Indian Wrap Dress. You can wear it casual with a pair of white sneakers, or go bold and edgy with a pair of heavy boots in the cooler months. The hem of this dress falls just below the knee and is made from midweight khadi cotton, so has enough coverage to slip on and go, or to layer a turtleneck under in cooler weather for an elevated look.

“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.