Andrea Lieberman may have begun her career as a stylist, but her aesthetic is worlds away from the OTT, more-is-more vibe that often reigns in magazine pages. Lieberman says she is dedicated to creating "an understated sense of refinement" with easy, everyday clothes that will get noticed but are never attention-seeking. She sticks to "what feels right now," and addresses trends on her own terms. The result is of-the-moment, without seeming here today, gone tomorrow.
For Spring, the designer introduced more athletic influences, but kept the overall look elevated with pieces including sophisticated knit separates done in bold rugby stripes and tailored jumpsuits with built-in sporty bandeau details. The silhouette was loose and inviting, with standouts such as a relaxed mint-colored trench as well as fluttery, pleated chiffon skirts with drawstring waistbands and full trousers. Leather jackets are perennial highlights at A.L.C., and this time around, a bright orange biker done in buttery nubuck was definitely covetable. Speaking of leather, Lieberman is launching a new line of handbags that fit with the brand's message. Fold-over briefcase clutches that came with detachable shoulder straps combined form and function, while smaller cross-body bags featured three slim, square pouches for compact cargo storage. They should be a hit with A.L.C.'s practical yet polished customer.