Expecting her third child within a week of the Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, it’s no wonder designer Stacey Bendet found herself looking within for inspiration for the collection. "This pregnancy got me really thinking about the inner goddess of the woman, which led me somehow to the desert," she explained.
So what does the brand’s Upper East Side girl take with her to the Mexican desert? For day, a Seventies undercurrent revealed itself in off-the-shoulder tops, embroidered flares, suede pencil skirts and crochet mini dresses. The eveningwear, however, was where the glamour kicked back in, with utterly desirable dresses boasting sheer lace panelling, Grecian drapery, floral blooms and ruffles aplenty, ensuring next summer’s party wardrobe is covered.