& Other Stories Just Dropped Its Latest Designer Collab—and We're Obsessed


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It’s been a while since we’ve enjoyed the thrill of a fresh designer/high-street collaboration. But today, & Other Stories just dropped one of the most hotly anticipated collections of the year: a partnership with London- and Antwerp-based, über-cool designer A.W.A.K.E. Mode. Ask any fashion person, and they’ll sing the praises of Natalia Alaverdian’s label, which has become an insider favourite for its unique but wearable designs that instantly make any outfit look cool. Think deconstructed shirting, couture-like suits and elevated fabrics and textures. It’s been a hot ticket on the fashion week circuit since its founding in 2012 and is now a consistent best seller on Net-a-Porter.


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Luckily for us fashion fans, this new collection has a purse-friendlier price point, but the designs could easily have walked straight off the label’s latest runway. It may have only just launched, but our editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, managed to get a sneak preview of the collection in person before it dropped and can confirm the quality and fabrics also feel incredibly premium (something that can often go awry with designer/high-street collabs, we’ll admit).

Unsurprisingly, the collection is already flying off the shelves, so we’ve added every piece below for you to shop swiftly if you’re looking to bag yourself a piece of A.W.A.K.E. Mode’s beautiful designs for less. We're predicting the epic faux-fur coat and knitted dresses will be especially big hits. Keep scrolling to see.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.