Tuesday, October 27, 2009
ALICE & OLIVIA SPRING 2010 COLLECTION
PLUS: A PERFORMANCE BY THE FRENCH GIRL BAND PLASTICINES ROCK THE HOUSE!
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
It was ooh la la at the debut of Alice & Olivia’s Debut Collection for New York Fashion Week.
For those not in the know, Alice & Olivia is a hip urban gals label (and stores) for stylish clothes---launched by Ivy League grad Stacy Bendet in 2002…and beginning its life as the fab fitting brand for pants and denim.
Well---- the Alice & Olivia is a grown up and positively chic now,
...judging by the well accessorized ensembles we saw. Staged in that massive West 13th street space--- the models posed in amusing vignettes---with b/w Parisian street scenery and props like oversized cutout ice cream cones adding to the Gallic vibe.
Added plus, the backdrops look like they were hand drawn by illustrator/author of Madeline fame, Ludwig Bemelmans.
The sultry models (black Brigitte Bardot smoldering eyes) copped an ennui attitude in au courant mini dresses and lacy leggings, cropped pants, tees and cute feminine blazers---mostly in neutral colors…and a flattering pal pink and lavender.
Our fav---the soft drape dress with a deep v, and layered one with a handkerchief hems, and a fun white party dress with a black hem/underside are nights out chic frocks.
And most appropriately, the fabulous Plasticines got the crowd moving with nearly an hour long set.
ALICE AND OLIVIA