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The Alice + Olivia AW14 Collection is Darkly Enchanting

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: aliceandolivia and fashionising
The Alice + Olivia AW14 fashion line was inspired by the illustrated pop-up books of Benjamin Lacombe, an author based in Paris, France, who is known for his style of "elegance, fragility and melancholy." Dark and fantastical, the fashion follows suit beautifully. It doesn't hurt that designer Stacey Bendet created her own fairy tale through the designs: Enchanted: The Search for the Golden Monarch.

Full of whimsical dresses that are ornate and feminine, the Alice + Olivia AW14 collection may be slightly baroque, but the pieces will appeal to modern women. Bendet reveals, "The clothes are dark, sexy, and all tying back to a Victorian element." It is this Victorian element that provides a romantically gothic undertone to the stunning designs.