Stacey Bendet, designer of Alice + Olivia, truly outdid herself this season. She debuted her new Spring/Summer 2017 Collection during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 13, and we were blown away.
The collection is set in “the romantic mystic gardens of Bomarzo in Rome, where the power of interpretation wanders free. Inspired by 18th century tarot cards and the elements of the sun, moon, earth, air, and fire, the collection represents the power of positivity and the ability to connect with ones higher self; to venture into a divine yet mysterious rainbow filled fairytale. For Bendet, this collection balances a modern take on vintage Italian romance, with a touch of the strong, modern transcendent woman who roams the city’s streets.” How amazing is that? Those were the exact vibes we felt when we walked into the presentation and saw all of the models decked out in florals and bright colors, while standing in bird cages or laying in a field of flowers.
Stacey also added an amazing new aspect to her brand — eyewear! The collection includes sunglasses in bold shapes including oversized cat eye, butterfly and 80s inspired round frames. Rhinestone, stud, and color-blocked details can also be seen.
One of our favorite looks from the collection was the ‘Falling Poppy Jacquard Allegra 3/4 Bell Sleeve Coat’ with the matching skirt, ‘White Stace Face Crop Polo Tee,’ ‘Poppy Hayley Sunglasses,’ and ‘Black Suede Carina Heel.’
However, we did see two looks that caught our eye — the black and white striped trousers paired with the bright red top, which immediately made us think of Kourtney Kardashian, (a huge fan of the brand!). There was also a sleeveless little fit-and-flare black lace mini dress with bright red poppy flower organza all over it, and it gave us some serious Bella Thorne vibes!
What do you guys think of the new Alice + Olivia collection? Do you love it as much as we do!?