The cool girl brand Alice + Olivia is coming to your teenager’s wardrobe.
Designer Stacy Bendet tells us that she will launch a new line for teens called Big Feelings in November, which will also have a charitable component.
“Everything we do will be donated to different mental health organizations,” she told us at her New York Fashion Week show at 48 Wall Street this week.
Bendet tells us the line is inspired by her three children with film producer husband Eric Eisner.
“It’s very inspired by them and the way they dress,” she tells us jokingly, “And my hatred of them leaving the house in their pajamas.”
Bendet’s show, which featured Zooey Deschanel, Leni Klum, Nicky Hilton, Dylan Mulvaney and Brooks Nader, was based on author Truman Capote’s high-society “Swans” and his famous 1966 Black and White Ball.
Bendet tells us, it’s “A return to elegance, a return to glamour…”. .It was this era of iconic elegance. I want women to dress for brunch. I want women to be proud of what they wear every day.
Earlier in the week, Bendet and his team suffered a scare when they had to evacuate their building when it started shaking, sending models tumbling down the steps and fashionistas grabbing the clothes they needed for the show.
It turned out to be the sound of an experimental sound group rehearsing nearby.
“It’s been a dramatic week,” Bendet told us, “I feel like a Fashion Week survivor and I’m definitely ready for a c**ktail.”