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Steven Alan is on a nationwide tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Steven Alan brand. Our sister site in Chicago caught up with the designer while he was passing through town to get an inside look at Alan's creative process (he never formally studied design) and the difference between designing for men and women. "Men's is more about doing a refined version of what we've done before...But for women, we approach every season in a completely new way," he said. [Racked Chicago]