Many people love fashion because it’s a form of escapism. This industry has a knack for perpetuating idealized fantasies, and a perfect example is Stacey Bendet’s spring 2019 collection for Alice + Olivia. For this season, Bendet re-imagines her woman as a globetrotting fashionista, whose worldly travels have greatly contributed to her wardrobe and overall style. Some pieces were even quite literal, like the Eiffel Tower-printed ball gown. However, the Aztec prints and the wild bursts of neon colors subtly evoked the beautiful cultures of South America and the sun-kissed paradises along the Mediterranean. This fantasy of luxurious travel is extremely popular these days, and Stacey Bendet could not have picked a more perfect season to have her take on it.
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