Have a nosey at the new Alice + Olivia spring 2013 collection and get ready for a high dose of late-1950s optimism with rich colors, eye-catching prints, and ladylike silhouettes!
Okay, so are you ready to satisfy all your sartorial cravings
with a high dose of optimism, femininity and cutesy? We certainly
are! So, we came across the latest Alice + Olivia spring 2013
collection and fell in love at first sight. "I started with the
whole concept of going back to the American dream," designer Stacey
Bendet said. "I wanted a return to optimism and feeling good."
The collection, oozing a special '50s-inspired flare, features an array of flirty pieces, ladylike silhouettes and a beautiful parade of vibrant colors. "I tried to just create an unexpected element to each more literal aspect of the '50s," Bendet explained. "I made the corsets sexy, and I went back to full skirts. I [featured] embroidery, rich colors, leather jackets, and leather shift dresses."
The Alice + Olivia collection is always a breath of fresh air
and brings, season after season, a cool approach to chic day
dressing. Using her love of culture, music, art and vintage
fashion, Stacey creates some really incredible and unique goodies.
The designer admits she is inspired by all the women around her,
from her mother to her daughter to her friends. Regardless the time
of the day, whether she wants to look sexy or sweet, going to the
office or dressing for an evening out, Bendet knows what the Alice
+ Olivia girl wants.
"As a designer today, part of my job is to pick a trend and to design the clothes," she said. "But I also need to create a way for my customers to be individuals."
For spring 2013, imagine a wide range of oh-so-chic and ladylike
pieces, full-skirt silhouettes, corsets, bustiers and sexy cropped
pants. Also, think pretty dresses and red-carpet-worthy gowns! Go
bold with eye-catching prints as well as with a kaleidoscope of
colors inspired by the work of artist Ilya Bolotowsky. Absolutely
fabulous! There are pops of brights but also polka dots, leopard
prints, sophisticated stripes, and lovely flowers. "There is a
little humor in everything," Bendet said.
For spring 2013, Alice + Olivia also launched a handbag collection with three styles. There is the classic 'Olivia' bag, the 'D' bag for women on the go, and the 'See' bag for everyday use. These beauties come in smart monochrome, red and cobalt blue or snakeskin-embossed leather.
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