For Alice + Olivia‘s Fall collection, CEO and creative director Stacey Bendet channeled the seventies art scene era of downtown New York City. For Bendet, this collection is a modern ode to this period where rock and roll meets hippie chic.
In the 1970s, NYC was a bleak and dangerous place but the art and music scenes was booming and young iconoclasts like Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Blondie and New York Dolls were on the edge of going mainstream. It’s this creative boom that inspired this latest collection from Alice + Olivia.
What we like from this collection is the eclectic mix of strong prints in bold colours inspired by artist Frank Stella, an American-Italian artist who lived in New York during the 1970s and was well-known for his post-painterly abstract painting and prints.
Picks we are loving: the beautiful print maxi dress, a pleated skirt in a graphic print with shimmery gold sprays, and the lace and leather skirt. Other elements like embroidered flower and birds on waist-high maxi skirts and denim jackets add a bit of rock and roll and sexy glam when mixed and matched with our very Hong Kong, streamlined wardrobe.