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J CrewSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/10/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

J.Crew's seasonal collections aren't so much about deviations from their brand identity, as much as slight alterations to their aesthetic: a fusion of effortless femininity and sporty menswear-inspired elements. Almost any spin is possible with that message in mind and for Spring, womenswear designer Tom Mora blended sporty chic basketball-inspired silhouettes with the woven textiles of Mexico and Peru.

A long button-front shirt could double as a dress, but was paired with a fringe pencil skirt and sky-high sandals for dramatic and feminine effect, while a stripe bomber jacket was combined with a slouchy stripe tee, yellow A-line skirt, and animal print pumps for a retro-inspired ensemble that channeled the quirky spirit of J.Crew mix-and-match. A double-breasted blazer and banded bottom cargo pants were offset with metallic ankle-strap sandals so as not to plunge the look too far into the menswear category.

J.Crew is a brand steeped in Americana and nothing is more befitting of fashion inherent to the U.S. of A than denim. The textile was uplifted with a contrast chambray pocket and collar, married with embellished boy shorts for a fanciful flair, and gone 70's chic in an on-trend culotte silhouette. The material was less extravagant and just plain old wearable in the form of a collarless, capacious tunic, rolled patchwork trousers, and a utilitarian button-front shirt with oversized cargo pockets.

The initial "borrowed from the boys" impetus was fully realized in basketball-inspired shorts of all variations: white mesh, washed linen, navy cotton, stripes. The leg-baring pieces were teamed with chic spins on the classics including blazers hitting at the thigh, the timeless white button-down shirt, matching stripe v-neck tunics, and sheer wispy tops.

The definitive modus operandi of J.Crew was only lightly modified here: customers come back to the brand time and time again for their formula after all. What was neat was the way the brand infused a new kind of style into their enduring blend of whimsy and simplicity.

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9/10/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

J.Crew's seasonal collections aren't so much about deviations from their brand identity, as much as slight alterations to their aesthetic: a fusion of effortless femininity and sporty menswear-inspired elements. Almost any spin is possible with that message in mind and for Spring, womenswear designer Tom Mora blended sporty chic basketball-inspired silhouettes with the woven textiles of Mexico and Peru.

A long button-front shirt could double as a dress, but was paired with a fringe pencil skirt and sky-high sandals for dramatic and feminine effect, while a stripe bomber jacket was combined with a slouchy stripe tee, yellow A-line skirt, and animal print pumps for a retro-inspired ensemble that channeled the quirky spirit of J.Crew mix-and-match. A double-breasted blazer and banded bottom cargo pants were offset with metallic ankle-strap sandals so as not to plunge the look too far into the menswear category.

J.Crew is a brand steeped in Americana and nothing is more befitting of fashion inherent to the U.S. of A than denim. The textile was uplifted with a contrast chambray pocket and collar, married with embellished boy shorts for a fanciful flair, and gone 70's chic in an on-trend culotte silhouette. The material was less extravagant and just plain old wearable in the form of a collarless, capacious tunic, rolled patchwork trousers, and a utilitarian button-front shirt with oversized cargo pockets.

The initial "borrowed from the boys" impetus was fully realized in basketball-inspired shorts of all variations: white mesh, washed linen, navy cotton, stripes. The leg-baring pieces were teamed with chic spins on the classics including blazers hitting at the thigh, the timeless white button-down shirt, matching stripe v-neck tunics, and sheer wispy tops.

The definitive modus operandi of J.Crew was only lightly modified here: customers come back to the brand time and time again for their formula after all. What was neat was the way the brand infused a new kind of style into their enduring blend of whimsy and simplicity.


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