If Steven Alan’s collection for last spring was inspired by Mediterranean adventures, it is clear that for Spring 2012 he has returned to his homeland as he recalls Americana at its best. Steven Alan breathed fresh air into 60’s styling, updating classic looks with subtle quirks. Menswear and womenswear alike embraced a sunny palette of blues, greens, whites and neutrals with a few pops of yellow and orange. His prints, like his silhouettes, were dyed with nostalgia offering gingham, stripes, and vintage inspired sea-shell patterns.
For menswear, the emphasis was on lightweight and relaxed, but well tailored, skinny suiting- both pant suits and short suits. On the more playful side, were shorts with brightly colored contrast hems and a baseball tees. Rolled up pants showed off Walk-Over Shoes in light suede chukkas and derbies as well as standard black Vans.
Steven Alan’s womenswear was dominated by darling dresses in a range of cuts, most of which fell at the knee. Shifts, babydolls, sundresses and house dresses were all sweet but smart with such details as a revealing backside to offset a conservative front. The separates, vehicles for his color blocking, celebrated fun boxy tops that paired equally well with short shorts, skirts and both wide leg and skinny trousers.