March 26, 2009

mix and match.


last night in new york, j.crew creative director jenna lyons hosted a preview of the fall collection for a select group of customers. from the pics it looks like in addition to their standbys (boyfriend khakis, graphic t-shirts, striped knits, comfy cardigans), she drew inspiration from the runways. there was a s/s 08 burberry-ish thatched tulle skirt, a fluffy fur vests, a tapestry printed bustier, and a tiered lace cami ala dolce & gabbana.

a big part of the displays were the accessories, which included colored leather gloves, chunky crystal necklaces, layered pearls, leather belts, and crackled metallic pumps. as lyons said to wwd in yesterday’s issue, “everyone needs a little levity right now.”

each guest left with a gift bag including lookbooks of the mens and womens collections along with the pearl cluster necklace…i wish i could have gone!

leigh at jcrewaholics has more pics (including crewcuts) from the night…what do you think? is it too fashion-forward, or are you excited about the crew branching out from khakis and polos?

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