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About Awol

Awol is bringing the art of travel to life, creating unique designer keepsakes inspired by the world. Art has meaning. Design has a function. Awol merges the two in an artful range of handcrafted accessories inspired by travel: wearable art that can travel with you, inspire you at home, or be shared with others.

Our limited edition fashion accessories and home decor collections are made using premium quality materials and methods. Every collection has a travel story behind it that inspired the artist to create it.

As seen in Miami Fashion Week, Condé Nast Traveller and Vogue.


Founder / Artist

About the Artist

Awol is the creative vision of Alex, an established designer, artistic director and seasoned world traveler based in Montreal. Having worked for global clients like Cirque du Soleil, Madonna and more, she wanted to pour her creative energy into designing her own art, inspired by her travels.

Every piece has a story and is created with a whole lot of love and care. Find out more about Alex’s artistic process, travels and the stories behind the collections on the blog.

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About the Collections

Travel is the inspiration behind every collection. Alex photographs, sketches and documents her travels in her sketchbooks. Next, she begins her artistic exploration by experimenting with various mediums and materials, making everything by hand first through painting, drawing, illustration and printing techniques. Then she starts the design process of editing, curating and structuring the artwork using varied digital design tools.

In the final steps, unique details are integrated into each artwork: a location, geographical coordinates, an inspiring message or a meaningful quote. The designs are then sent for sampling to trusted production partners around the world, testing premium fabrics and textiles before finalizing the product range. Each collection takes around 2-3 months to create from start to finish.

OUR MANTRA

Wander On

Of all the stories in the world,

The best ones are found between the pages of a passport.

Memories of every spontaneous adventure you said yes to,

Every endless night spent under unfamiliar stars,

Every new connection and conversation that changed the way you see the world.

These are the experiences that shape you.

They fire your imagination and feed your soul.

Because when you’re brave enough to follow your curiosity,

It will lead you to amazing places.

AWOL is bringing the art of travel to life.

We’re ditching the itinerary and taking roads less travelled,

Creating unique, contemporary keepsakes inspired by the world.

Every piece has a story and a purpose,

Reminding us how every journey leaves its mark.

So grab your passport. Stop wondering where life will take you and find yourself there.

Follow the map to its edges, and wander on.

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Press

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VOGUE UK

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

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MIAMI FASHION WEEK

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WEEKLY STYLE

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THE PERFECT EDIT

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VOGUE UK

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

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MOEVIR

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VOGUE UK

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

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SHUBA

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VULKAN

Discover the blog

The Travel stories

 

The place where Alex shares her travel adventures, inspiration, photography and the creative process behind each collection. Get behind-the-scenes glimpses into the artwork, from vision to production, to see how travel inspires creativity and ideas become beautiful things.

Share Your #creationsawol

Travel, like art, is better when it’s shared. Tag #creationsawol to share pics from your world travels and creative adventures. Join the community and let’s wander on.

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