The Aje Report



Discover Spring 23 ‘Odyssey’: an ode to the spirit of adventure.


Singing of escapes to far-flung places, ‘Odyssey’ is a love letter to the allure of a grand sojourn.


While designing the collection, Aje Co-founders Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris found themselves reminiscing on summers spent seeking respite in the idyllic isles of Greece. Enchanted by a shared sense of escapism entwined with the islands’ ancient aura, the creation of ‘Odyssey’ began.

Elsie Pleat Mini Dress

Musing Smock Maxi Dress

Aura Frilled Tie Blouse and Martha Wide Leg Pant

Left to right: Elsie Pleat Mini Dress, Imperial Boyfriend Blazer and Sentiment Tailored Pant.

Anima Ruched Mini Dress

Vortex Belted Shirt and Split Leg Pant

Grounded in Grecian-inspired elements imbued with modern ease, geometric key motifs unfurl through painterly prints, quilted textures and hardware trims.

Elsie Pleated Bustier

Robyn Tiered Midi Dress

Appearing across the season, undone takes on traditional draping appear as asymmetric ruching, knotted accents and tactile twists, with falling ruffles heightening shoulders, hips and hems.

Edith Draped Top and Lola Denim Wide Leg Jeans

Left to right: Mira Fluffy Jumper and Lola Denim Midi Skirt; Eternal Logo Midi Dress.

Left to right: Adelia Ruffle Long Sleeve Top and Vista High Waist Wide Leg Pants; Violette Bubble Hem Maxi Dress

Inspired by Aphrodite’s island origin myth, the goddess’ shell manifests in a myriad of feminine forms, combining pleated organza fans with billowing silhouettes, sinuous seam lines with abstract scalloped hems, and sculptural minaudières with textural hardware.

Adelia Ruffle Midi Dress

Left to right: Ella Crop Top and Interlace Midi Skirt; Isabel Uility Mini Dress

Ursula Midi Dress

Recalling hazy afternoons beneath the island sun, vivid hues contrast against tranquil earth tones throughout the collection, with bold infusions of bougainvillea, flushed scarlet and deep indigo offset by soft neutrals.

Prima Pleat Trench Coat

Cordelia Scallop Hem Jumper and Enigma Denim Mini Skirt

Left to right: Prima Pleat Trench Coat, Louise Belted Shirt and Real Wrap Front Mini Skirt; Senses Embroidered Shirt and Araminta Wrap Front Midi Skirt.

The season’s prints draw from the same palette, as hand-painted florals and tonal tie-dye take to flowing linens and structured denim.

Enigma Denim Midi Dress

Gabrielle Plunge Mini Dress

Revelling in the joy of the journey and the moment of arrival, escape with Aje Spring 23 ‘Odyssey’.

Photographer: Sam Armstrong

Videographer: Dylan Buzolich

Hair: Julia Homard

Makeup: Isabella Schimid

Models: Lily Vander Meeden, Cecily Martin and Lenny Nuness

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