Who else is obsessing over The Sartorialist and other street style blogs right now? In case you aren’t currently taking notes on what trends are hitting the streets, I’ll fill you in - it is Fashion Week in New York right now! It is not a secret that I am slightly envious of all the fashion bloggers I know that are out there right now, hitting up the shows and parties and soaking up every inch of the fashion and lifestyle of NYC. I love following along on my friend Ania B’s travels - you can catch her blog here and live NYFW goodness right on her instagram.
I saw a couple of Ania’s shots from the J.Crew Fall/Winter Presentation and absolutely fell in love with the new pieces. More classics styles that we have come to know and love from J.Crew but that added quirk that Women’s Designer Tom Mora (see my interview with him here!) is known for. Here are a couple of outfits that really caught my eye:
The women’s Fall/Winter ’15 collection was inspired by Peter Schlesinger’s book “Checkered Past”. He captured his friends, including David Hockney, Tina Chow, Paloma Picasso, Eric Boman and Cecil Beaton in the 1960’s and 70’s. The energy of London and these iconic friends inspired the texture, color and silhouettes of the collection - intense yellow, blue violet, pale pinks and lush heather greys paired with textures like faux fur, gorgeous knitwear, burnished shearling, denim and fringe.
-Tom Mora, Head of J.Crew Women’s Design
The main theme for the men’s collection started with a trip I took to a vintage army/navy show in the south of England. The army supplies, tents, vintage blankets and surplus inherently inspired these pieces with their functionality, but we’ve made them sophisticated. I have an image of Montgomery Clift in a great overcoat which helped inspire the tailoring and fabrications to modernize the clothes for today’s man. Like vintage utility pieces, each of our pieces are functional and have a purpose; every inch of the piece is considered.
-Frank Muytjens, Head of J.Crew Men’s Design
The full collection will be available to view on Style.com shortly!