Boy like Me - Al & Alicia
Dec 22, 2009 - by SECONDARY
Corridor40---Lately, it seems like Ive been going a little boy crazyat least with my clothes. Switching my ruffled blouses for blazers and my sequin skirts for satin trousers, its only natural that I would eventually stumble across Singapore label AL & ALICIA. Designer Alicia Ong has created the perfect hybrid of feminine and androgynous-chic clothing that I can really see myself living in.
With AL & ALICIA, Ong breathes new life into our classic closet staples. For instance, she took a simple V-neck, doubled it up, unevened the hemlines and added a cool Fembot Army graphic to it. Of course, my favorite is the tuxedo-inspired romper with inverted pleats on the bottom; anyone who can turn pleated pants and shorts into a haute look is alright in my book. Anyone who can make me want to wear Chuck Taylorsor any sneaker with laces in them, for that matteris okay with me, too (thats an even bigger challenge than creating cool, pleated pants!). The entire collection is filled with an Im too cool to give a damn attitude, which I really dig.
These threads havent found their way onto the mainland yet, but Ong has launched an online store to hold us over until AL & ALICIA hits stores in the U.S. I know what boys like, and I know what I like andthanks to AL & ALICIAI now know its okay to wear pants.