alice + olivia Fall 2016 – Runway Review
February 17, 2016
The scene was ripe for Instagram: a day in the life of an artistic girl through a series of festive mise-en-scènes, from her art studio to the subway to a record store to a dive bar. Throw in a Stacey Bendet-favorite Seventies reference, stir and voila! All the signatures appear, from flared trousers and bohemian dresses to funky prints and embroideries. Her fall collection, done in rich, autumnal hues, served as a late-Seventies-in-New-York flashback. Bendet offered new takes on power suiting, done in embroidered tweeds and rich metallic brocades styled with Lurex knits and pussy-bow blouses. She took a maximalist approach to embellishment, rendering her evening gowns in floral-embroidered sequins. A denim jacket covered in pins or a pleated leather and lace skirt gave the lineup its eclectic spirit.