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NOT SO BASIC: Alexandra Alvarez launched her New York-based label Alix in 2014 with a singular focus: to elevate the bodysuit and make it a wardrobe staple. From the start, hers were luxurious, crafted from mostly jerseys and silks and priced from $98 to over $300 for long-sleeve shirt styles. The label has always emphasized a sporty, minimalist aesthetic — prime for layering — as well as a focus on fits. For fall, Alvarez expanded further on her signatures by incorporating sportswear styles for the first time, notably slipdresses, pants and updated bodysuits in a broader range of fabrics, such as velvet, denim, lace and sequins. Shown at The Standard Hotel on Thursday, the collection oozed Seventies glamour and also featured new loungewear styles.

“I have lingerie buyers, so I was trying to find ways to connect my [ready-to-wear] and sleepwear. I designed some lingerie and pajama sets, showing how pieces from previous seasons can also be worn to bed,” she said. Current stockists for Alix include Opening Ceremony, Harvey Nichols, Journelle, Fivestory and Assembly New York.

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