Bring on the girl power! Alice + Olivia is breaking out a new collaboration with a female empowerment twist. The label teamed with Piece & Co., an organization that pairs fashion brands with female-run artisan collectives in nearly fifty developing countries. “I thought this would be a perfect collaboration, being a woman who designs for other women with the goal of making them feel empowered and confident,” Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet tells InStyle.
To further promote the mission, Bendet, whose own company employs more than 300 women, developed a way to get shoppers more involved. “I created a special hang-tag postcard, so customers can write a message of kindness to the women who handmade this special fabric and send it back to them,” she says. “It unifies the entire mission of women supporting women.”
And while the pieces may pack a sunny vibe, they’re perfect to rock at any holiday soiree this winter. “Pair the skirt with a sequin blazer,” Bendet says. “Or wear the crop top with a long full skirt to create a look that is unique and still completely chic.”