A.L.C. continues to prove that occasion dressing doesn’t have to be overtly formal. The brand prides itself on a sense of casual luxury—pieces that are sophisticated-yet-edgy and easy to pair with the rest of one’s wardrobe. This season, they’ve taken those signature elements and amped them up with festive nuances, creating an XO Exclusively Ours collection of pieces that are perfect for any evening occasion—while still feeling fresh and modern.
“For this collection, I was inspired by the decadence and glamour of the ’70s—women like Bianca Jagger and Diana Ross who are truly iconic and represent confident, effortless party style,” explains the woman at the helm, Andrea Lieberman. “It juxtaposes this feeling of opulence with a sense of understated cool.”
While Lieberman is currently based in L.A. and known for channeling the laidback lifestyle of the West Coast into her designs, she says that this collection was inspired by the attitude of New York. “There’s an urban evening feeling. With modern styles like the metallic pleated skirt or high-neck lace top, this capsule speaks to uptown sophistication meets downtown attitude.”
The resulting collection offers a mix of tailored options—like the must-have sequined blazer—sexy mini-dresses, and demure, edgy takes on pleating and midi silhouettes. The best part—it’ll all style back easily with tees, denim, and leather. “Barneys is always my go-to for something special, something a little to the left of classic, so that’s how I approached this capsule. I wanted to offer the perfect look for any evening, while delivering a distinct take on the concept of holiday dressing,” says Lieberman, and she’s certainly succeeded.