Alice + Olivia’s autumn collection presents a modern fable filled with magic, creating a place where dreams really do come true.
Taking inspiration from the artistic and elaborate sets at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, designer Stacey Bendet contrasts rich jewel tones of bordeaux, merlot, ruby, and pink against shades of black, white, and sparkling metallics.
The dresses, kimonos, capes and pants in the collection feature sophisticated details such as engineered burnouts, butterfly prints, feminist slogans, as well as the perennial favorite – animal prints.
Leopard spots, zebra stripes and plaid are featured in the sequin patchwork dress and blazer, while classic black and white gowns are decorated with ornate beads.
Symbolizing a luxe minimalist-meets-maximalist ode to the 90s, the merlot satin straight-leg pants matched with the velvet tonal blazer brings a neat and elegant look, while shoulder pads, plunging necklines and short lengths offer a fashionable and distinctive style.
(This article was published at The Standard on November 15 2019: Weekend Glitz: Alice in wonderland )