Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet announce a collaboration with Instagram art sensation Donald Robertson to create an exclusive capsule collection recently. An Instagram friendship, which Bendet calls an “insta-art crush,” led artist Donald Robertson to create an exclusive painting inspired by the designer’s personal style. That painting became part of Donald’s Spring 2015 Bergdorf Goodman takeover.
Robertson’s vibrant palette that so perfectly embodied Bendet’s creative spirit excited the designer so much that Bendet has partnered with Robertson to create a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories featuring the whimsical print. The original signature printed shirt has already become a celeb favorite and was recently worn by Beyoncé. CEO and Creative Director, Stacey Bendet, said, “After an impromptu collaboration with Donald for his amazing takeover at Bergdorf Goodman we decided we had to expand the creative channels! I love his artwork and his energy, he is truly one of my favorite artists to work with.” The Donald Robertson x alice + olivia capsule collection consists of a Mid-length Puff Skirt Printed Collar Cuff Sweater, Crew Neck Sweater, Printed Cardigan and a Montage Printed Crew Neck Tee, each in a print rendered from a the painting of Bendet painted by Robertson. A few hundred of each style will be produced for retail distribution.