Lulu Frost introduces its latest collaboration with J.Crew for the Fall 2013 season. The collection, Harvest Moon, combines the vintage-inspired aesthetic of Lulu Frost with J.Crew’s modern sensibility. The collection retails from $98 – $228, Harvest Moon will be available for purchase at select J.Crew locations, launching September 16th, as well as online at jcrew.com, beginning September 18th.
I’m swooning over the CFDA and Vogue Fashion Fund winner and runners up collaborations!! With sponsor J.Crew. Altuzarra (winner), Pamela Love (runner up) and Creatures of the Wind (runner up) created capsule collections for the retailer.
The Altuzarra for J.Crew consists of 7 pieces reflecting the inimitable Altuzarra style, the collection launched globally on http://www.jcrew.com on April 19th. Collections from Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind will be available for pre-order from April 19th with official launches on May 17th and June 14th respectively.
Stack it up with the latest Lulu Frost for J.Crew collection, available in stores and online today. Inspired by Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer’s personal collection of antique brooches, belt buckles and pins, the capsule features a total of 14 Art Deco-influenced pieces — all in bright hues with sparkly Czech crystal accents. There are several high-gloss resin bangles (perfect for layering), a selection of colorful stone-and-crystal pendants, and a trio of elegantly geometric earrings.
Ranging in price from $45 to $135, the collection marks the second collaboration for Lulu Frost and J.Crew — a four-piece capsule was offered last year, for Holiday 2010.
With just over a month before New York Fashion Week, show news is already starting to trickle in. For the first time, Tory Burch, Marchesa, and Timo Weiland are all said to be ditching presentations for runway shows; Mark Fast is showing his Faster line in New York instead of London this season; and now, J.Crew is on the preliminary schedule for what appears to be a presentation on the morning of Sept. 13. Very exciting!!
For the Fall 2011 edition of of J.Crew’s higher-end Collection, leopard appears on a shrunken calf hair jacket and a felted wool fedora (the later done in collaboration with miller Albertus Swanepoel); a pink shift dress features sequins applied by hand; and light florals grace a silk chiffon maxiskirt. See the full offering in the pics below.
Prabal Gurung’s six-piece collaboration with J.Crew — which features looks from his past collections recreated in new colors and materials —launches online and in select stores today. The collection ranges from $198 for a pair of tuxedo trousers to $450 for a tulle rose top with a mesh back, and only 50 pieces were created for some of the designs.
“I played with volume and scale and focused on a few special pieces with a story to tell — it’s very modern, chic, and put-together, but there’s also a lived-in quality,” Gurung said of the collection. “There’s a subtext and sub-layers to the designs we chose for J.Crew,” he noted, adding: “I worked closely with the J.Crew team to determine the looks that would translate well with both of our audiences. They did a stellar job producing each piece and I could not be happier with how everything turned out.”
Eddie Borgo’s J.Crew collaboration, meanwhile, hits in July .
Of the silk-striped tuxedo trousers, Gurung says: “There’s nothing sexier than a really intelligent girl with many layers to her . . . I think these pants have that same quality. There’s a story to tell.”
“I wanted the bow lapel to look like it could come completely undone,” Gurung says. “She goes out in this very chic, pretty package and at the end of the evening, her shirt’s unbuttoned and the lapel unravels . . . it tells a little story.” He suggests wearing it with the matching pant or a pair of really lived-in trousers for that “uptown/downtown balance — that’s what makes the clothes interesting.”
For fall, Jenna Lyons, Marissa Webb, and the rest of the J.Crew women’s collection team chose a decidedly preppy look. “Of course they did!” you might say. But it was prep in the way I like to think of it: buttoned up with a bit of quirk and glamor for good measure. There were geeky platform loafers in lavender satin, sky blue cropped trousers, and a fit and flare trench that is sure to become a wardrobe staple for many.
Gone were the relaxed military inspirations of recent collections. This was more about refinement. And adventurous color; along with the lavenders and sky blues, we saw melon, lipstick red, and crayon yellow. But really, out of everything, I can’t stop thinking about that fit and flare trench.