NEW YORK — It is tempting, from a narrative standpoint, to pretend Steven Alan’s success all stemmed from a shirt. After all, the signature sport shirt, with its rumpled preppiness and subtly tweaked construction, is the powerhouse of the four Steven Alan boutiques, the brand extension into many subsequent categories—including pants, boxers, outerwear, cashmere sweaters, ties, women’s wear and children’s wear—and a wholesale operation serving almost 400 stores worldwide.
As the label surges toward bona-fide lifestyle brandhood, it is launching suits for spring 2008. The single-breasted jacket and flat-front trouser combos come in washed wool or broken twill, and capture the same spirit of perfect dishevelment as the Steven Alan shirt.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"