first look: steven alan

prep school's never looked so cool.

In the terse and unpredictable world of fashion, Steven Alan's consistent turn out of sophisticated casual wear has made the designer somewhat of an anomaly.  Alan's reliable preppy American aesthetic somehow manages to keep us ooh-ing and aah-ing over his latest set of button-down shirts and cuffed trousers. 

See also: Lauren Moffatt's Fall 2012 Collection.

After seeing his latest collection this morning, we can safely say Steven Alan's Fall 2012 range is no exception. From fair isle sweaters to pleated mini-skirts, tons of tailored tweed, and ankle socks paired with patent leather penny loafers, the New York-based designer makes the kind of stuff we'd happily consent to wearing as a daily uniform.

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