Thursday, February 14, 2013

NYFW: Alice+Olivia Fall 2013

Playful and extravagant are nothing rare for quirky brand Alice + Olivia to portray, while Fall 2013 Fantasy Street Style was nothing and everything but. Sophisticated and whimsy, A+) FW13 is high fashion street style transformed into a wearable everyday wardrobe. Stunning statement separates that don't look out of place when taken out of fashion week or a style blog. These sophisticated pieces are a mature version of street style fashion. The collection is composed of unexpected pieces joined to create pure, but easy genius. Easy as is attainable, because it is a collection that entices one to take that risk without looking like a freak because it's not fashion week. It's edgy and nothing short of major spark. Perfect for what I see is an A+O girl, a career driven individual that favors an edgy and youthful twist on high fashion. Demonstrated through the layering and mixing of textures and prints, Fall 2013 merges feminine silhouettes in lace or brocade florals, patterned knits, simple suiting and embellished separates with tougher elements like burn-out velvet, metallic distressed denim, plaids, chunky furs and laser-cut leather.
Stacy nails it in this collection with the big three must have's for fall:  1. Topic of dinner accessories, you know like the tyoe to get you out of the awkward weather convo. "Omg is tyour purse a zebra? that is adorable!" yes, yes it is, and i totally fit so many things in it." (blah blah probably a lie but you wear it for seasons to come because it's just that precious).  2. The non weather related layering piece: a - line vest, is the new fur vest.   3. The ball skirt. This is that skirt most fashion lovers would impulse purchase then have to return because "I just wish I had something to wear it to," but this season, designers show us that ball skirts aren't just for balls. Gala affair or not, this season A+O treats us with a brocade floral evening skirt sported with a simple tee. 

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.
Alice+Olivia Fall 2013.

“In a moment when street style influences fashion more than ever, I wanted to create a fantasy inspiration for how the alice + olivia girl dresses every day."
Stacey Bendet

Alice+Olivia Fall 2013 a-line vest