DRESS creates limited edition trans-seasonal storytelling capsule collections.

All the pieces in DRESS collections are made in England using high level manufacturing and artisanal dressmaking techniques. The collections are made according to the sustainable principles first developed in the CRISIS project Manifesto of make. 

The label was launched by designer Julie Wilkins, previously founder and creative director of UK fashion label FUTURE CLASSICS

For further information contact: info@dress-ltd.com


Two new lines for *SS19…

 

...they're basics but SUPER. Classics, cut-up. Comforting, familiar, but a little complicated...SUPER BASICS takes recognisable garment forms and subverts their codes a little. De and re-constructions of the familiar. Designed to worn by both sexes and modelled on either (or hung on wall, or a washing line, and just admired). Every day items made a little transcendent...

(conceptual) T SHIRTs/ (Adaptable) SHIRTs/ A (broken) LITTLE BLACK DRESS/sweatshirt COMFORTERS…

 

Ongoing line of themed re-habilitated print dresses & dress parts.

An ongoing line of themed dresses & dress parts made from end of line left-over prints, vintage and found materials celebrating and de-constructing the traditional art of the dressmaker and the age old sustainable practice of waste not want not… Remaindered, reclaimed fabrics are regenerated into fashion forward items using traditional artisanal dressmaking methods.

 

Both *SS19 lines are themed around the idea of being BETTER FOR HAVING BEEN BROKEN…

Each item in the new collections expresses a formal brokenness - has been cut open and re-cohered, or is in parts and re-assembled to be worn - held together to form a garment...interrupted, reinterpreted, re-assembled...is better for having been broken.

SUPER BASICS & REHAB are the first commercially available collections from DRESS and follow ideas of the Crisis Manifesto of make. Pre-order available for January 2019 delivery, please contact for information.

*if seasons still existed....

 
 

Previous capsules:

CRISIS

A trans-seasonal series of made to manifesto capsule collections exploring the themes & redemptive power of CRISIS. 

The CRISIS manifesto

The CRISIS lookbook

Garments:

CAPSULE 01: WHAT'S MY JOB NOW?
Androgynous adapted work and daily functional wear

Capsule 02: SOME SENSE OF STRUCTURE
Experiments with traditional dress forms

 

BLACK

A retrospective/new beginning. The black phase -  first stage of the alchemical process...

Garments:
The Black Dress Museum
Black Wash
New Black Capsule

Words:
A kind of (black) magazine, exploring themes of the Black Phase
An Essay on Black
Why X likes BLACK series (interviews with artists)
Meet Crow...
Modoll biographies

Music/Video:
The vibrational frequency of Black
Alchemically themed music & video releases from The Electra Woods

 

1 DRESS

Garments1 DRESS X 10 variations

ONE DRESS, BASED ON A FOUND 1930s DAY DRESS WITH A PUSSY CAT BOW, TAKEN THROUGH 10 STAGES OF VARIEGATION/ PERMUTATION...

 

2 JUMPERS
A knitwear lovestory

Garments: In transition: Crew neck meets Cardigan, they experiment
 

 

Other projects:

DRESS for The Chronicles of LA, Chapter 1: SEX 

COME AS YOU ARE: 8 Transfigured, One of a Kind Black Dresses, 2 limited edition pre-order Relationship T shirts (Co-dependent and Inter-dependent), plus a Notes on SEX text for the experiential pop-up store, located on a floor of a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Each Chapter in the Chronicles will feature a different theme in a different location, and crosses boundaries of fashion, art, music, and performance.