"I have a renewed focus on the business side of things, and it's really helped me see the brand's identity more clearly than ever before," Andrea Lieberman said, discussing her pre-fall collection for A.L.C.
According to the designer, the new lineup is "about updating our mainstays and continuing to do modern, clean, and effortless pieces that women actually want to buy." It was anchored by well-executed classics, including crisp trenches and quilted leather biker jackets, which are perennial sales hits. The designer also expanded her knitwear offerings, showing go-to wardrobe additions like flattering A-line skirts and chunky sweaters. At times, it actually seemed like there was too much of an emphasis on commercial basics—perhaps because we've seen more envelope-pushing stuff from Lieberman before. Who can blame her in a retail-oriented season like this? Still, we're hoping Fall will introduce more directional fare, like the standout outfit here: a boxy top cut from soft terry that was layered over a floral silk blouse and paired with a cool coated-wool skirt.