NYFW: Alice + Olivia Fall 2017 was a romantic interpretation of the Italian Renaissance

Stacey Bendet is not one for subtly. The CEO and creative director of Alice + Olivia is renowned for her bright and colorful aesthetic, big sunglasses, busy prints and blinding hues. Everything about her designs is over the top --- and we love it.

Her Fall 2017 line debuted as a presentation at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. The collection was reminiscent of Bendet's favorites and go-tos: Bombers, florals, glitz and feathers were all part of her designs. But what must be noted was the lovely and idyllic ambiance everyone felt at the presentation.

The collection, from the shoes to the models' hair, was a romantic interpretation of the Italian Renaissance. After reading Salman Rushdie's "The Enchantress of Florence", Bendet became so enlightened by Italian culture that she turned to it for inspiration for her new collection.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at Highline Stages on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
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Whether it was the models' elegantly braided updos, bold, silky florals or soft ruffled layers, Bendet's new line was a stunning reflection of Italian beauty and history.

"One of the themes running through the book is that a lost princess is creating her own destiny in a man's world," Bendet said. It isn't surprising that Rushdie's book left such an impact on Bendet. Bendet is an outspoken feminist, mother of three daughters, high-powered business owner who prides herself in employing hundreds of women.

Even one of the models donned a graphic tee with such a message. "Be the change you wish to see in the world," it read in bold lettering. Bendet has truly outdone herself with the ready-to-wear collection, all of which we can't help falling in love with.

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