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& Other Stories X AWAKE Mode Releases Tomorrow: Here’s Vogue’s Verdict


We took a look at the drop ahead of its release and highlighted our favorites.

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Color pop dress

The vogue verdict:

While the bulk of the collection is made up of neutral tones of beige, white and black, I love that it includes a pop of vibrant red, thanks to this rib knit dress. The fabric is thick but not bulky, which helps create a flattering silhouette, which is further accentuated by the fuss-free neckline and statement-making fringed hem. I’d say the fit is true to size – I’m wearing an extra small here (around UK 8) but would usually opt for a small (UK 10) which would be perfect.

& Other Stories AWAKE Fashion Red Dress

The trendy skirt

The vogue verdict:

If I had to pick one item from the collection to take home, it would be this skirt. A signature of AWAKE fashion, the cutout panels will be a familiar sight for any OG fan of the brand, and the calf length (note I’m about 5ft 7in) is both stylish and timeless. As for the size, I would take the size up if you have curvier hips as it’s quite comfortable on the midsection. Plus, I have to thank the collection’s asymmetrical bodysuit, which is a true winter layering hero.

& Other Stories Bodysuit AWAKE Mode

& Other Stories AWAKE Fashion Cutout Skirt

Corset detail shirt

The vogue verdict:

If the 2000s girl group corset revival has you running for the hills, consider trying this shirt on for size. Combining the heightening powers of a corset with the androgynous appeal of a crisp white shirt, the overall effect is seriously chic indeed. It’s perfect with the collection’s asymmetrical fitted skirt, but I imagine it will also work well with lightly washed jeans. Due to the fitted panels, I would advise anyone with a larger bust to go up in size.

& Other Stories AWAKE Fashion Corset Shirt

& Other Stories AWAKE fashion black skirt

The tailor-made set

The vogue verdict:

Another AWAKE design motif is the stand-up collar shirt, so I was happy to see this checkered set included in the collection. As is often the case with the brand’s signature pieces, the devil is in the details: from the long flared sleeves to the crisp oversized collar, the final piece is striking yet versatile. You can wear the shirt alone or layered with the matching layered split hem pants.

& Other Stories AWAKE Fashion Fitted Shirt

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& Other Stories AWAKE fashion pants

The ceremonial dress

The vogue verdict:

You can’t go wrong with a really nice black dress, and & Other Stories and AWAKE really caused a stir with this square neck midi. Fitted through the bust and waist then flared out from the hips, it’s a great compromise for those who can’t keep up with the bodycon dress trend, but still want a bit of shaping. The sleeves, however, are definitely the highlight and feel quite Elizabethan with their crinkled volume.

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& Other Stories Dress AWAKE Mode

Hourglass blazer

The vogue verdict:

The fashion world has been obsessed with the oversized blazer for several seasons now, but we appreciate the return of the size for Fall/Winter 2022. This stunning blazer has such a great silhouette and can be made looser or more fitted thanks to a tie detail in the back (note that it also has a cut out section). I think it’s best tied tightly for a finish inspired by the 1950s Dior Bar jacket. A true wardrobe classic.

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& Other Stories Awake Fashion Blazer

& Other Stories AWAKE fashion black skirt