Stacey Bendet pulls inspiration from her love of vintage and all things feminine to design clothing that juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated. Ornamented fabrics, colorful prints and ultra-flattering fits provide today’s modern woman with options for every day and every occasion.
Stacey Bendet is the chief executive officer and creative director of Alice + Olivia a contemporary fashion brand based in New York City. She is also the Founder of Creatively, a networking platform for the creative industry, and co-founder of the #ShareTheMicNow movement, which was created in an effort to help amplify black women's voices. She is a member of the board of trustees of New York-based GOOD+ Foundation, a foundation that provides essentials for children of families in need, she supports Ronald McDonald House, which offers assistance to the families of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and she is also a member of the board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater.
New York native Stacey Bendet founded alice + olivia in 2002 with the quest to create the perfect pair of pants. The brand was an immediate success, and shortly after its launch, Theory founder Andrew Rosen joined as a partner. Since then, the company has grown into a full contemporary lifestyle brand, including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, handbags, accessories, and eyewear, all while empowering women with the company run by women, for women. In 2020, Bendet cofounded Creatively - a networking platform to help people in creative industries connect and find job opportunities.
Launched in May 2020, Creatively champions and connects the world’s creative community through best-in-class portfolios, collaborative features, and opportunities in a world where remote work will be more part of our lives than ever before. Most importantly: it’s designed by creatives, for creatives, to be a place to showcase work and connect authentically, and for companies and brands to discover amazing talent.
Alice + Olivia Conscious Capsule Collection brings environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices to Alice + Olivia tailored workwear. Clean suiting, denim and linen tees, recycled cashmere knits and responsibility sourced wool outerwear are all made with energy and resource conservation in mind. Outerwear made with responsible wool, ensures best practices for the sheep and the land. The Conscious Capsule Collection is made with eco-conscious materials and production standards for recycling, reuse and chemical reduction, to bring measurable action to Alice + Olivia’s practices. Alice + Olivia’s aim is to set a standard for large scale sustainable development in the future.
Alice + Olivia is committed to minimizing our fabric waste and finding new and innovative ways to go 'zero waste'. In 2020, we partnered with sustainability pioneer and designer Zero Waste Daniel to take excess fabric and customize existing denim pieces: breathing fresh life into our FW2020 collection. More recently, Alice + Olivia launched the #MaskTogether initiative, featuring a line of limited-edition protective face masks made from excess jersey material, furthering our commitment of minimizing fabric waste.
Alice and Olivia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We are committed to making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion real and actionable at Alice and Olivia.