The AL&ALICIA Spring 2014 Collection – titled RUNAWAY WITH ME - was inspired by the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom, centered around a pair of young lovers venturing on a spiritual journey. It’s tenderly romantic, deeply charming, slightly mischievous and yields a pop culture retrospective of mid-1960s trends that is characteristic with the timeframe of the film but with an added touch of modernity.
Colors are taken from the military elements seen in the film like rust, khaki and olive as well as the faded beach scenes of river blues and delicate feminine florals.
Alicia’s most memorable scene and starting point for the collection:
“There’s a scene where the two misunderstood romantics are on a misty beach with an olive colored lantern on the right, saddle oxfords on the left and a pair of binoculars in the foreground. I just love that scene which sets the mood for our style direction this season. The entire 60s setting and quirky frames in the film was fun to explore for this collection. Suits were our very first key items and we’re playing it up in different fabrication in SS14. Our customers always love a classic piece that they can get so many uses out of. That’s the best part of it all; how most of our styles can go from work to play.”
From all of us at AL&ALICIA, here’s wishing everyone a Happy & Prosperous Year Of The Horse! And of course, this year… our favorite Ang Bao design goes to AlsoDominie (A boutique press printing company that prints most of our lookbooks and collaterals!) It’s so elaborate, elegant and gorgeous, definitely a keeper!
Our Spring Campaign imagery, shot by photographer Chuck Reyes, portrays a modern day “Suzy Bishop” by integrating 60s inspired silhouettes and classic staples with feminine-masculine details. Spring 2014 also marks the fifth time working with our favorite and all-time quirky Chuck.
A big shout-out and thank you to Cheu and Belle for loaning us their lovely space and shop – Like That One – for our SS14 photoshoot. It was the perfect fit the minute we saw it and we knew it was the perfect backdrop for our Spring Campaign. Read more about Like That One here, and view more sneaks below, enjoy!
AL&ALICIA Spring 2014 Campaign
Photographer / Chuck Reyes
Model / Klaudia (AVE.)
Art Direction / Kiat & team
Hair & Makeup / Sam Ong
Styling by AL&ALICIA
Special thanks / Ally, Zhiwei, Joycelyn, Ian, Roslyn and Cheu
Honestly, it’s a tough one whenever we source for the perfect location to shoot our campaigns given the tight timeframe and budget. And sometimes, you might not have the permission to shoot just about anywhere you fancy here on our island.
When designing Spring 2014, Alicia was largely inspired by Wes Anderson’s film – Moonrise Kingdom – and wanted to recreate that same vibe and imagery that portrayed the magic of forbidden love set against a worldly adult sense of intimacy.
If Wes Anderson movies had a scent, they would probably smell like dusty, worn books with yellowed pages. There was a certain vintage-ness to all his films and we wanted that same nostalgia in our campaign imagery. So imagine how ecstatic we were to have been given the green light by lovely owners Belle & Cheu, to shoot at their furniture store, Like That One. It was charming, but not overly seductive and was the perfect visual backdrop with it’s vintage 60s furniture and objects and mesmerizing cluttered mess.
Here, you’ll stumble upon items you’ve never seen before, like portable gramophones and turn of the century cash registers. There’s a wide range of authentic industrial wares as well as re-purposed creations with a retro flair. Definitely a spot to bookmark for those looking to add some vintage flavor to their homes. Scroll down to view our favorites or click here to see the latest arrivals!
Our latest collaboration collection with Rockstar by Soon Lee was inspired by big city biking cultures and a combination of beauty, brawn, and a bike. Taking cues from Brooklyn to Copenhagen and even Amsterdam, we loved seeing real girls impeccably dressed while on the move. Skirts and bike baskets don’t deter them from riding in style and that’s how the collection kick-started; to help make your own two-wheeled excursion a little more city-chic.
Sassy shorts, effortless flowy dresses, smart button-ups and saccharine midi skirts, here’s a peek at our mood-board and thought process. More styles, colors and prints are now available over at Rockstar!
If you managed to catch our SS14 Runway Show at Digital Fashion Week, you’ll know instantly that we’re big fans of film director – Wes Anderson. Most were able to guess right away that our Spring/Summer collection was inspired by Moonrise Kingdom, one of our favorites from the quirky, charming and clever director.
So imagine our excitement for Wes’s next film – The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film recounts the adventures of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. We’re expecting a typical Anderson film filled with elaborate design and style, with a fantastic star cast including Ralph Finnes, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody.
March 2014, it’s a date!