Coming to Worth Avenue
By Brandy Guthrie
Photo by Jason Leavy
‘King of Pants’ Presents SS21 Collection
As the spectacle that is 2020 continues to outdo itself, at least one thing remains certain – the demand for fashion. In these uncertain times, we have pivoted every area of our lives and our wardrobe is no exception. This transformational time has inspired us to reinvent ourselves and changing up our outfits is a perfect place to start. I cannot be the only one dying to get dolled up. It feels like I lived in loungewear since the Oscars!
Alvin Valley, coined as the ‘King of Pants’, by Eric Wilson of the New York Times, is going against the grain of the fashion industry in every way. When thousands of brick-and-mortar stores have closed these past few years as retail has gone digital, Valley opens multiple stores – one in Southampton this summer and now one in Palm Beach. As other brands cater to the casual COVID lifestyle, the ‘King of Pants’ embraces the glamour and art of dressing up, because he knows that regardless of the occasion, women dressing up is what allows them to embrace their femininity, which is especially hard to do in baggy sweatpants.
Click on images below to get a peek at SS21 Collection showcased at Fashion Presentation in Southampton
Runway Selects by Jason Leavy
Alvin Valley, Southampton to Palm Beach
From opening his Southampton store with booming sales this summer to debuting his SS 21 collection during a socially distanced fashion presentation amidst this year’s craziness, Valley has proven that people are ready and willing to get back to normal, even if they have to make some adjustments. His first fashion presentation in 10 years took place at a Norman Jaffe private residence belonging to Janna Bullock on October 17. The beautiful home set between ocean and bay, offered a 600-foot private path to the beach which served as runway. Alvin Valley partnered with Fog City Girls to sanitize the venue prior with an organic, dry fogging disinfection. New York’s best dressed who know and love Alvin in attendance included Janna Bullock, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Bettina Zilkha, Jean Shafiroff, Anastasia Lenglet, Katrina Pavlos, Enrico Pellegrini, Libbie Mugrabi and Zoe Bullock.
Always Flattering, Signature Tailoring adds Romantic Twist to Collection
Complete Fashion Presentation Video below (15 minutes)