Stacey Bendet’s pre-fall muse was Loulou de la Falaise, and she fused the late fashion personality’s chic bohemian style with a ladylike Forties flair. “A lot of the fabrics have a vintage feel, but everything is mixed up to be made modern,” Bendet said. “She was this very powerful woman, and I wanted the clothes to feel strong.”
Done in a kaleidoscope of abstract leopard, mosaic and baroque prints with pops of orange, aqua and red, the looks channeled a Seventies vibe. There were long vests, printed gaucho pants and ponchos, as well as tailored suiting and lace and handkerchief maxi dresses. Rich textures and fabrics, such as matching skirt sets done in army green suede, gave the collection a luxe feel.