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First Look: Alternative Apparel's Abbot Kinney Capsule Collection

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In lieu of a runway show this season, Alternative Apparel opted for a private press preview yesterday to debut their fall/winter 2012 collection of men’s and women’s beloved basics. We stopped by to check out the goods, and although the range was definitely not as splashy as last season’s live music-laden, Ilaria Urbinati-styled runway presentation at the Vibiana, we love what we saw.

While the normally muted brand moved into bright pops of color and prints for spring 2012, fall plays with seasonably darker tones. Inspired by Los Angeles in the ‘70s, the line's womenswear standouts include printed leggings (continued from holiday 2011), drapey mullet tops, and a gorgeous palette of coral and orange for women. On the men’s side, layering is king, with a collection dominated by chevron printed button-up sweaters, drawstring pants, and corduroy coats with removable hoodies. Their ever-expanding collection of leather bags are pretty great, too.

We also got a sneak peek of the brand's first-ever capsule collection, produced exclusively for Alternative Apparel’s Abbot Kinney outpost. Debuting in June, the limited-edition women’s pieces are bold—think camo-print leggings, festival-perfect American flag tankies, linen maxis, and contrasting print crop tops. The capsule collection is set to hit the "coolest block in America" outpost in June, and will also be available for non-Angelenos online. Take a look at the gallery for both the main collection and capsule highlights.—Hanah Snavely
· Alternative Apparel [Official Site]
· Abbot Kinney Named "Coolest Block in America" [Racked]

Alternative Apparel

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