Joan Vass's background is the art world and this has informed a great deal about the designer's eponymous label's aesthetic. The label first began life in 1977 and used local artisans to craft a collection of elegant hats and mufflers. Today the brand builds upon the luxurious knitwear designs that became its foundations to create a range of broader looks with an understated kind of chic. A combination of classic silhouettes and contemporary, ultra luxe fabrics produces looks that have both modern and traditional appeal. Shop the range of dresses from Joan Vass for easy maxi dresses, cotton shirt dresses and tiered tank dresses.