Creative Director Stacey Bendet presented ALICE + OLIVA Spring Summer 2022 collection “Come Create With Us” during the recently wrapped up New York Fashion Week. Presented amidst the works of female artists, the collection is a nod to brand’s storied collaborations with creators of all kinds.
Fashion and art are constantly in conversation in New York City, and this celebrated connection has long been a source of inspiration for Stacey Bendet since the brand’s founding nearly two decades ago.
In an ode to brand’s twenty year anniversary, hallmark creations from sexy-fit statement pants to patchwork combinations of classic romantic signature prints are back with a modern twist. The collection opens with bold head-to-toe color, perfectly placed cutouts, refined details in gorgeous silky dresses and elements of 70’s glamour and rock and roll.
The presentation is a collective; a live collaboration of female artists, incorporating visual artwork into show sets, live dance, music and performance all bringing the clothes to life. This impressive roster includes Trish Andersen a Savannah-based fiber artist, Natalie Stopka, a visual surface artist, Mokshini, a fashion illustrator and storyteller, Grace Thomas, a jewelry artist, Samantha Urbani, a musical artist, and Bec Adams, a musician and DJ.
The mural backdrop for the collection was live painted by Blair Brietenstein, whose bold lines and colors were created as each look was placed against her artwork almost as living installation.
Ebony Williams, a decorated choreographer and principal dancer for Beyonce, and “Come Dance With Us” creator, lead sequin-donning dancers and performers including Charisma Glasper, Coral Dolphin, and Deijah Robinson.