Steve Alan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

If you haven’t heard, the 60s and 70s are back and a force to be reckoned with at this year’s NYFW. Searching through slideshow’s on Style.com, I kept going back to Steve Alan’s 2011 co-ed Ready-to-Wear collection.  I fell in love with every single piece.  He and his designers were inspired by photographer Glen Denny’s tune-in, turn-on, drop-out days of the 60s [my college professor of my 60s rhetoric class would be so proud]–A little West Coast mixed with a little Bob Dylan […”hiking socks and boots, turtlenecks layered under sweaters, but also high-closing, four-button wool suits like Bob used to wear.”]  And the women— “Berkeley students,” Alan decided, with “an intellectual, outdoorsy look”—got floral-printed maxi dresses, knit pinafores, and a flared suit shown with a burnout-velvet blouse.  A review from Style.com critizied his line, stating, “It felt like a decided step forward from Spring, when the Alan collection looked retail-ready but occasionally a little bland. That’s the hazard of showing looks that are more wearable than directional—or, you might say, clothes rather than fashion.”  However, I disagree. I fell in love with his line because I could pick out each piece and match it with something in my closet to wear with, versus some directionally focused lines that I may drool over in magazine spreads but cannot relate it off the runway.

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2 responses to “Steve Alan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

  1. Loving that white dress – it’d be so cute in the winter with black tights and booties or in the spring with a skinny little belt!

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