Discover ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET Fall Winter 2022.23 Womenswear Collection, that celebrates the brand’s 20th anniversary, presented on February 12th, during the ongoing New York Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the women who empower each other and feel powerful together. Color palette is bright and bold – Pops of red, lime and turquoise in color-blocked suiting create a balance between toughness and femininity. Bold prints push power suiting to its next level. Poet Mahogany L. Browne composed an original poem “The Song of She” to depict the spirit of the brand and mark its 20th anniversary.
“Browne’s poem, serves as the backdrop for the clothes, opening with the line: We get to take up space, and there is no more fitting way to introduce the voluminous sleeves in this collection. These are statement silhouettes that feel powerful and strong. Ruffles, feathers, incredibly engineered corsets, bustiers, and mixed-media lace make a statement of fierce elegance. Tough studded faux leather is paired with chainmail straps, and a flowing tiered skirt. A beaded kimono with lush feathers is a strikingly cool complement to crystal coated denim. A crystal dress catches the light under a clean check tweed jacket with crystal trim. Fierceness is at the center of Bendet’s vision for Fall 2022, starting with the raw femininity of leopard print, and continuing through rock-and-roll elements that add eye-catching shine. Heat set crystals on dresses, catsuits and bodysuits are perfect for making a starry entrance. The tough elements infuse every detail, down to the black nails with crystal embellishments. Fine chain mail, elaborate beading, and head-to-toe black sequins make these looks unforgettable.” – from alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
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