Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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New York: A fresh haberdashery mix set the charming tone for the Steven Alan FW 12 presentation as models mixed schoolgirl prim with natty Savile Row proper. This feminine-masculine contrast also informed a fabric story that played ditsy floral-printed silks in subdued hues against weather-ready anoraks —complete with vintage-influenced detailing. Fedoras and flat shoes (brogues and loafers) rounded out this flirty tomboy’s tale. Alan ultimately stayed true to his collection’s pursuit of perfected basics, while broadening the assortment’s scope to include pared-down cocktail offerings. – Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Relaxed / Slim / Natural waist / Straight / Boxy / Boyish
Color: Navy / Charcoal / Sepia / Black / Olive / Ruby red / Cream / Chocolate / Gold / Plum / Birch
Key Items: Slim trouser / Slightly slouchy trouser / Tab-collar shirt / Anorak / Waistcoat / Mid-calf dress / Tailored suiting / Riding vest / Pleated skort / Full skirt / Trench coat / Cigarette pant / Tailored jumpsuit
Materials: Wool flannel suiting / Plonge leather / Cotton moleskin / Donegal tweed / Suede / Waxed and oil-coated canvas / Brocade /
Print + Pattern: Herringbone / Checks / Foulard / Variegated Stripe / Ditsy Floral / Mariniere Stripe
Details + Trim: Tab collar / Pleating / Cut away collar / Wooden buttons / Flap pocket
Accessories + Footwear: Crushable fedora / Knit took hat / Suede bucket hat / Skinny tie / Slim leather belt / Suede gloves / Tassel scarf / Leather shoulder bag / Dress socks / Oxford flats / Loafers
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