New York Fashion Week: Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet

Shown at Center 548 in the Gallery District last night, designer Stacey Bendet's Spring 2013 collection for alice + olivia was inspired by the uplifting American optimism of the late 1950's. An assortment of ready to wear, gowns (always a standout!), shoes and a debut handbag collection were illustrated through bold silhouettes and color, with smart styling and a flirtatious flair.

The alice + olivia handbag collection will launch in Spring '13 with three styles - the classic "Olivia" bag in exotic skins, the "D" for the woman on the go, and the everyday "SEE."