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Alice + Olivia Designs “Nickelodeon Couture”

“I think the more I learn, the more I see. And what you see makes your eyes and talent evolve.” -Stacey Bendet

In partnership with #RememberWhenSTORY, Alice + Olivia has designed three one-of-a-kind Nickelodeon-inspired skirts for New York Fashion Week! Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the iconic brand and our exclusive collaboration.

Designer Stacey Bendet’s brand boasts almost twenty free-standing stores in locations around the globe. Embodying a whimsical approach to dressing powerfully, Alice + Olivia is represented in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue (just to name a few retail giants), but it all began with a mission to create the perfect pair of pants.

In 2002, Bendet modified a pair of jeans cut slim at the hip to create the illusion of a leaner silhouette with elongated legs. The design caught the eye of designer Lisa Kline and ultimately paved the way for Bendet’s future success as a designer. Fourteen years later, Bendet’s signature slimming effect is reworked in her #RememberWhenSTORY ball gown skirts with a tapered waist.

As a mother of three who breastfed her newborn daughter in her office at Alice + Olivia’s headquarters, Bendet’s #RememberWhenSTORY designs are rooted in a deep appreciation for family and the magic of childhood. Fittingly, she devotes two of her skirts to Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil, and Angelica, blending Rugrats highjinx with high fashion. Our favorite tots demonstrated that life as a baby is hard – but hardly impossible. They learn, they grow, and their unique perspective of the world is something that is to be cherished.

As a New York Fashion Week capstone, #RememberWhenSTORY will debut two of Bendet’s one-of-a-kind beaded gowns at our Chelsea location: one Rugrats-inspired, and one featuring an intricately-printed mashup of every classic ’90s Nickelodeon character.

Our Nickelodeon couture dreams have finally come true.

These custom creations are just the beginning of new exclusives coming to #RememberWhenSTORY this NYFW. Visit our store for more!