Alice + Olivia Womenswear – Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

For Alice + Olivia’s pre-fall 2014 collection, designer StaceyBendet delivered the brand’s signature girly separates and prints. The new outing nods to the sixties with short skirts and dresses featuring mod inspired color-blocking treatments. Pre-fall also introduces a touch of menswear inspired looks with tailored shirts and wide-legged trousers. For evening wear, the Alice + Olivia woman wears bold metallic fabrics as well as embellished tops for an ultra-feminine look. See more after the jump…

There was an emphasis on transitional dressing, not only of the summer-to-fall variety, but also day to night. Catering to the “New York City girl who’s working all day and running around at night,” Bendet outfitted A-line dresses with plunging backs, and teamed them with smart little jackets to be doffed after hours. The va-va-voom factor of an otherwise modest sleeveless black sheath skyrocketed thanks to a decidedly PG-13 slit and a close-fitting ponte knit. It was an offering largely bereft of A+O’s usual jewel tones, but there was plenty of cream, red, and camel (though the latter was an appropriately “off” camel that bordered on mustard). Lest Bendet’s fan base thinks things are getting too staid, there were girlish bows galore, in intarsia trompe l’oeil or dappling a black pullover, and even a pair of beaded unicorn d’Orsay flats.


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