Special cocktails, special items from the line in store, special discounts and the piece de la resistance, Steven Alan himself. Mr. Alan is delightfully unassuming and was very game to talk shop, Boston vs NYC, and of course, clothing.
Steven Alan, whose eponymous line is perhaps best known for his "perfect shirts", seems to moving in a new, retro, sixties inspired direction for fall. Perhaps something to do with the recent minority stake sold in the company? I am buzzing to see what is in store for the brand's growth and continued expansion, which begs the question when will there be a Boston outpost?
Back to the Fall 2011 collection: think leopard, gloves, menswear inspired cuts on the shirts and pants and lots of mod-minis and dresses (Lou Dillon crossed with Annie Hall). Menswear reflected Alan's signature, unrelentingly hip aesthetic, with a more outdoorsy, west coast vibe.
The Tannery had items from the Fall 2011 collection in house- by far my favourites. Please note the flowered pants. I am obsessed with them. I want to swaddle my children in this print. I pre-ordered them on the spot and need to be the first person The Tannery calls when they come in (hint, hint). Wide leg, loud print, cornflower blue and turquoise hues, I am head over heels. It was nice having husband join me for the outing but I can't help but think of all the items I would have purchased had he not been there;)