If anyone can recreate the seventies fashion and take it up a notch, it’s Stacey Bendet. The creator of Alice and Olivia has out done herself with her Spring 2016 collection. On September 15 2015, the Alice and Olivia set was made to resemble the scene of an urban inspired desert. Bendet took a era of style in which what we would normally have seen drab polyesters, large collars and added glamour and feminine silhouettes to dresses and skirts.
If you can imagine sand dunes, succulents and boulders as a backdrop for a color palette for a season known for vibrant colors on beautifully embroidered off the shoulder tops and lace combination dresses such as poppy red, aqua, chambray denim and camel along with thoughtful embroidery and intricately beaded designs. The use of these fabrics and accents were used in leather tops, knee length skirts and flowing bell-bottom pants.
There was no shortage of detailed gowns which gave a goddess like aesthetic that included the use of sheer chiffon ruffles and strong solid colored silks that gave a dimension in monochrome hues. Bendet’s bell bottoms are not your average bell bottoms that you’ve throughout NYFW. These bell bottoms have evolved into a must have statement piece for the spring and will most likely remain focal point of this spring collection. This is one collection in which we cannot wait to see in stores.
Soon to come, our review of Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet’s Spring 2016 Accessory preview.