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.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)