Published on November 20th, 2019 | by Crystal Willis
alice + olivia Launch Friends With You Collaboration
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet recently launched a new collaboration with FriendsWithYou, an LA-based creative duo specializing in immersive installations. The collaboration launches as part of alice + olivia’s Art Collective, a series of creative partnerships with renowned artists that began in 2013.
To mark the launch of the 20-piece collection, creatives from across the film, art, and fashion communities joined together in LA where guests danced to the tunes of DJ and sister duo SIMIHAZE, as well Ana Calderone while they enjoyed custom cloud cocktails by Beefeater Gin. Celebrity guests included Paris Jackson, Caitlyn Jenner, Anne Winters, Taryn Manning, Sophia Hutchins and more.
alice + olivia’s Stacey Bendet was drawn to FriendsWithYou artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval’s joyous post-pop imagery and colorful style, and saw how their magical worlds would translate into whimsical, wearable art. The collection itself puts optimism at the forefront, with FriendsWithYou’s signature smiling cloud graphic drifting across knitwear, skirts, accessories and shoes. In the mix are alice + olivia’s saturated rainbows, with West Coast inspired silhouettes.
During the Art Collective event, alice + olivia also launched its Kindness campaign T-shirt in partnership with Ditch the Label, the anti-bullying charity dedicated to promoting equality and providing support to young people who have been negatively affected by bullying and prejudice. alice + olivia created a black t-shirt with bold, white messaging: Kindness Is For Everyone. The shirt will be available in alice + olivia stores and online; a portion of the proceeds will go to Ditch the Label.
The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba.
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at the brand’s free-standing boutiques and department stores across the globe, as well as aliceandolivia.com.Tweet