Following Isabelle’s lead in previewing some A/W looks, here is another collection of relaxed and very wearable clothes, this time from US designer Steven Alan. Whilst not a household name here in the UK (though he has been stocked at places like Liberty) it would be unusual for a well-dressed New Yorker to not have at least one SA piece in their wardrobe.
Loved for his spin on American classics, Mr Alan treads the line between formal and a slightly crumpled. I love the tweeds in this collection, especially the pleated pants and whilst I’m not sure how much plaid I’ll be wearing this Autumn, dressed up with a tie or interesting layers it can be excused. Great styling, too – love those battered workboots!
Source: Steven Alan AW09 Lookbook, A Continuous Lean
By Colin Chapman | May 20th, 2009