Food & Fashion: Alice + Olivia Meets Magnum Ice Cream

The beloved ice cream bars inspire runway creations
Staff Writer

Alice + Olivia

Whoever said fashion and food weren't pals was seriously mistaken.

Behold, the ultimate chic-meets-eats mash-up: an actual collection inspired by food. Alice + Olivia debuted their Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection Sept. 10 and among their '50s-inspired garb there were two pieces that stood out from the rest. 

Two looks from their upcoming season are inspired by Magnum ice cream — resulting in chocolate silk paired with gold fringe and specked with sequins. 

Yes, you heard correctly. The limited-edition pieces, Magnum mini-skirts named "classic" and "almond," are designed by Stacey Bendet, who drew her inspiration from the new Magnum mini ice cream bars. Both miniskirts will retail for $396 and will be available in all Alice + Olivia stores as well as online at aliceandolivia.com starting next week.

The "classic" mini skirt is made with a silk and lace base with sequin and bead embellishment, and the "almond" is made with a power mesh base with sequin and chain embellishment.

One thing we’re not happy about is that they don’t taste like Magnum ice cream bars. Maybe next time.
 

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