Cool girl brand Alice + Olivia is coming for your teenagers closet.
Designer Stacy Bendet tells us that she is launching a new teen line in November called Big Feelings, that will also have a charity component.
“Everything that we do is going to be donated back to different mental health organizations,” she told us during her New York Fashion Week show at 48 Wall Street this week.
Bendet tells us the line is inspired by her three kids with film producer hubby Eric Eisner.
“It’s very much inspired by them and the way they dress,” she tells us, joking, “And my hatred of them walking out of the house in pajamas.”
Bendet’s show, which was attended by Zooey Deschanel, Leni Klum, Nicky Hilton, Dylan Mulvaney, Brooks Nader, was based on author Truman Capote’s high society “swans” and his famous 1966 Black and White Ball.
Bendet tells us, it is “A return to elegance, a return to glamour.. . .It was that era of iconic elegance. I want women to get dressed up to go to brunch. I want women to feel pride in what they wear everyday.”
Earlier in the week, Bendet and her team got a scare when they had to evacuate their building when it began to shake, sending models running down steps and fashionistas grabbing clothes they needed for the show.
It turned out to be noise from an experimental sound group that was rehearsing nearby.
“It was a dramatic week,” Bendet told us, “I feel like a Fashion Week survivor and I’m really ready to have a cocktail.”
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