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Layered Plaid Menswear

Steven Alan's Fall/Winter '09 Collection Looks Effortless

— May 20, 2009 — Fashion
Steven Alan’s Fall/Winter '09 Collection is full of preppy yet casual clothing. The collection is full of simple designs and signature Steven Alan style.  He has produced a solid line of menswear that will surely fit all tastes once again.

Don’t you just love how these outfits seem to be thrown on at the last minute, but still look put together?

Implications - The global recession and ensuing credit crunch caused a return to the basics in men's fashion. Designers echoed this theme by including layering and classic patterns like stripes and plaid to appeal to consumers. Creative professionals can take advantage of this opportunity by focusing on timeless design.
Trend Themes
1. Layering in Menswear - Designers are embracing layering and classic patterns, like stripes and plaid, to appeal to consumers and focus on timeless design.
2. Effortlessly Put-together Style - Menswear designers are incorporating simple designs and signature styles to create a preppy yet casual look that appears thrown together.
3. Return to Basics in Fashion - The global recession and credit crunch have caused a trend towards a return to basics in menswear fashion.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Industry - Designers are embracing timeless design and a return to basics to appeal to consumers during the global recession, creating opportunities for fashion professionals to innovate.
2. Textile Industry - Menswear collections incorporating classic patterns and layering are creating opportunities for textile professionals to innovate and offer new materials and designs.
3. Creative Industry - The menswear trend towards a preppy yet casual look that appears thrown together creates opportunities for creatives to innovate with new outfit combinations and styling techniques.
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