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JW Anderson Silk Macrame Wood Beaded Fringe Dress Runway Spring 2019


British designer JW Anderson is a trailblazer in the contemporary fashion market. With a vast array of unique collections and collaborations, Anderson’s aesthetic offers a much-needed reorientation of fashion by combining elements of timeless tailoring and artisanal handicraft.

Following this vision for his Spring 2019 collection, this macramé dress is a perfect testament to design that is both simple and complex. The bodice of the dress is a combination of white and anthracite crepe de chine. The liquid fabric drapes beautifully over the shoulders creating a mock-shawl effect while the white and grey provide a sophisticated contrast.

On one of the sleeves, the grey crepe is ruched while the other is split at the shoulder. This asymmetry provides additional interest to the very geometric lattice beading on the front of the bodice. The skirt is slightly pegged and is done from a neutral linen underlayer and a macramé overskirt that incorporates wooden beading in the mix of the knotting. The skirt finishes with a band of widely spaced fringe.

The combination of raw edges, wood, and natural tones, paired with the modern silkiness of the grey crepe give this dress a refreshing and serene vibe. It can be worn for a casual day dress or styled as an unconventional office look. It can be seen in the featured images as look #6 from that season’s runway.

Size estimate: one size fits most


Bust: up to 40 inches

Waist: 32- 36 inches stretched

Hips: 34-38 inches stretched

Length: 53 inches

An exposed zip from the centre back neck to the high back secures this dress. The combination of linen and silk crepe allow this dress to be breathable and feel nice against the skin during wear. The dress is in excellent condition appearing to be unworn. High-quality pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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