AWAVEAWAKE was created by Jaclyn Hodes in an effort to bring change to the fashion world, and increase awareness of the industry’s impact on the environment and economy. Each AWAVEAWAKE garment is made with ethically sourced fabric and colored with all-natural plant-based dyes. Every step of the production process is conscious, chosen with consideration for both the long-range impact on the environment and maximum social benefit—two forces sometimes at odds.
Shapes are inspired by the designer’s vast archive of 1930s-era lingerie and her love of swirling, full-length, body-conscious 1970s silhouettes. Slip dresses with subtle details are the backbone of the collection, worn layered with open blouses that can be bound and manipulated; or covered by a shawl cape or bed jacket. AWAVEAWAKE strives to be a marriage of functionality and beauty: easy to wear but entirely elegant; modest, but embracing the feminine and the sensual; luxurious, but conscious of its footprint and considerate of its place in the world.