Stacey Bendet is a connoisseur of rock ’n’ roll-spirited style, so the fact that the historic Chelsea Hotel - once home to notorious New York musicians and artists - should feed her imagination for the Spring/Summer 2018 Alice + Olivia collection felt like a good fit, the designer re-creating the hotel via a modern-day virtual installation for the presentation.
Each room displaying work through the eyes of eight empowering female artists – Tallulah and Scout Willis (daughters of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore), Lucy Sparrow, Blair Z, Jemima Kirke of Girls, Lola Schnabel, Francesca DiMattio and Angela Hicks – Bendet‘s task at hand was to let the clothing tell the story, all the while expressing the artists’ individuality.
Arty, romantic florals were inspired by DiMattio’s collages, colours by Willis’ drawings and illustrations by Hicks, as displayed in the bathroom. The kitchen, meanwhile, saw Scout Willis perform live, decked out in sequins, of which Alice + Olivia fans will be wearing plenty come spring.
Shop: Alice + Olivia