Monday Muse: Alice + Olivia’s Basquiat Capsule Collection

Alice + Olivia Basquiat Collection

A look from the Alice + Olivia Basquiat Collection

After showing a Coachella-ready collection of Grateful Dead-inspired duds, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet shows no signs of slowing down on the collabs. And why not? The brand’s bear skirts, white tops and Technicolor prints were snapped (and Instagrammed, tweeted and shared) by bloggers, celebs and influencers alike. With recognition like that, it’s no surprise that the label is going for another graphic collab for resort 2017. This November, Alice + Olivia is releasing a capsule collection inspired by — and pulling from — art by Basquiat.

“Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of my favorite artists. This partnership is exciting for me as it is very reflective of my brand and our continued collaboration with artists,” says Stacey Bendet, CEO and creative director of Alice + Olivia. “It is also wonderful to be able to raise funds for the CFDA and support their ongoing initiatives within our industry that develop new talent.”

Pieces from the Alice + Olivia Basquiat collection

Pieces from the Alice + Olivia Basquiat collection

Images, colors and patterns from Basquiat’s “Beat Bop,” “Replicas,” “Ascent,” “In Italian,” “Panel of Experts,” and “Notary” appear the collection, which will span categories such as clothing, accessories, and gifts. Bendet has pulled from the artist’s work through prints as well as embroidery. Signature Alice + Olivia pieces, such as the maxi-skirt and midi-dress are getting the Basquiat treatment, so expect to see plenty of those filling up your social media feeds come fall. Accessories, a growing area for the line, will also be getting graffitied with work culled from the Basquiat estate.

A look from the Alice + Olivia Basquiat Collection

A look from the Alice + Olivia Basquiat Collection

It’s no coincidence that Bendet chose to integrate Basquiat into the collection. At 27, he was the youngest artist to be given a solo show at the KestnerGesellschaft gallery in Germany and was a frequent Andy Warhol collaborator. Being a young gun herself when she established her brand, Bendet’s efforts to raise funds for the CFDA’s incubator program is giving other young designers a chance to get their designs seen by editors and shoppers alike. When the collection hits stores (including Alice + Olivia locations, the brand’s online shop, and select retailers, such as Neiman Marcus) 50% of the proceeds will go to the CFDA’s Initiative for Young Talent.

Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA, adds, “We could not be more appreciative of Stacey Bendet and her work to help us in our cause to advance up-and-coming fashion talent. Thanks to this initiative, the support we will be receiving from Alice + Olivia is of great value to our organization.”

For more information, visit www.aliceandolivia.com.

Images courtesy Alice + Olivia

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