Stacey Bendet took resort inspiration from “One Special Summer,” Jackie and Lee Bouvier’s charming book that chronicles the young sisters’ summer sojourn in Europe in 1951. Bendet drew on its illustrations for Alice + Olivia’s poppy colors and looked to the era for many key shapes. A shift dress had a trompe l’oeil illustration woven into its fabric while there were numerous “sets,” including a crop top-and-skirt combo in a striped knit and a coat and dress in leather.
On a separate note, Bendet said a luxe cashmere capsule collection is in the works. Meant for lounging and travel, it will be sold exclusively in Alice + Olivia stores come fall.