The twenties were in full roaring fashion during the presentation of Alice + Olivia’s Fall 2011 collection.
As much as I love the twenties – in fact, I’m a sucker for them – I couldn’t help but cringe at some of the more…direct interpretations, of both the roaring twenties and the colorful, suede-boot-filled seventies. (Click each image to make it larger.)
Be that as it may, the overwhelming majority of this season’s designs by Alice + Olivia had so much charm.
All this texture makes me really, really excited. It’s bottom-focused, which can be scary when you first try it, but I guarantee that the moment you walk out the door in a pair of color-rich tweed pants or a thick floral skirt, you’ll thank me. Combined with a body-skimming tops and a boxy jacket (fur! so much fur!) it’s classic…and looks good on almost any body shape.
Along with all this color and texture, my favorite thing about this coming fashion season is its wearability. After years of argument-starting trends (which are bullshit – tunics and skinny jeans are for everyone, fat girls included!) fashion has begun to move toward cuts that are traditionally more versitile: straight- and boot-leg pants, body-skimming skirts and dresses, and enough coverage to keep both A- and D-cups from having wardrobe malfunctions.
Flapper-inspired designs by Alice + Olivia:
Love them or hate them?
Images via Style.com.