I love installations at New York Fashion Week. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely a joy and rush in watching statuesque models stomp the runway in avant-garde looks. But, being able to walk the show myself and really take in the looks is everything.
Alice + Olivia is one of several presentations that encouraged guests to become active voyeurs for the day — and it was an entire mood. Creative director Stacey Bendet staged a literal “field of dreams” to show off the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Models posed it up a nine different monochromatic dreamscapes — from pastel lilac with matching braided looks accented with lavender to vibrant orange and pinks with models draped in matching color-blocked dresses, skirts, separates and floral prints.
“It’s all about color — pastels mixed with brights, dramatic sleeves, big volume skirts and lots of beautiful, structured tailoring,” said Stacey in a press statement. “I dream in color.”
“To me, color is like therapy,” she said. “When you’re in the right color for you, when you walk into a room that’s all decorated in beautiful colors, it really uplifts.”