Spring 2016 collection for Alice + Olivia

20 Mar 2016 - SLT

Set in an 'Urban Inspired Desert', just like Doha.

image016Stacey Bendet’s Spring 2016 collection for Alice + Olivia is set in the scene of an urban inspired desert. Sand dunes, succulents and looming boulders are the backdrop for this strong and vibrant collection which depicts the woman as a Goddess. For Bendet, this collection signifies the long awaited return of day time dress-up where glamorous dresses are perfectly paired with knee high sandals. Feminine silhouettes range from beautifully embroidered off the shoulder tops to delicate lace combination dresses.

The collection reflects the mindset of a bold and independent woman bursting with confidence, sophistication, and natural beauty. The color palette this season features bright pops of poppy red, aqua and shades of chambray denim juxtaposed against the soft sand and camel colors of the neutral desert backdrop. Prints are reimagined through the use of thoughtful embroidery and intricately beaded designs. From leather tops to knee length skirts to flowing bell-bottom pants, this distinct technique adds texture and sophistication. The gown capsule takes on a softer goddess inspired aesthetic this season as sheer chiffon ruffles and strong solid colored silks intricately create detailed dimension in monochrome hues. Standing together, these beautiful bold looks perfectly complement the richly embellished pieces creating an emotional experience which celebrates every women’s unique individuality. Stacey Bendet has redefined traditional denim with elaborate beading, embroidery, and laser cutting. Her signature bell-bottoms have evolved into playful, luxurious statement pieces that will remain the focus of an entirely new capsule collection for spring. Bendet’s shoe styles range from knee-high boots and nude suede gladiator sandals to wedges and slides which continue the delicate beadwork and fine attention to detail seen in the ready-to-wear collection. Rich suede hobos, slouchy totes, and bold, beaded clutches serve as the perfect complement to the neutral elements of the collection.