J.Crew's Fall collection was full of interesting fabrications, unique color schemes, and head-to-toe prints. At today's presentation, we chatted with the lead women's designer, Tom Mora, and the lead men's designer, Frank Muytjens, who told us all about the inspiration for their respective Fall collections — and gave us a few of their styling tips. On Allison McNamara: H&M blouse.
Spring just started, but that won't stop us from checking out J.Crew's Fall '10 collection. The presentation, held at Milk Studios in NYC, showed off svelte pairings of militant and early American influences. "It’s like if Little Edie Beale enlists in the army," said women's creative director, Jenna Lyons. We're absolutely infatuated with the selection of warm woolen coats, plaid, sequins, and fun toppers. Of course, every J.Crew woman needs a J.Crew man. We couldn't resist showing off Frank Muytjens' menswear collection, too.
Jenna Lyons and Frank Muytjens presented their fall 2010 collections for J.Crew last night in the penthouse of Milk Studios. Muytjens was up first, showing casual yet polished menswear looks like dark jeans (rolled to the ankle and worn with loafers — no socks), skinny blazers with thin ties, down vests and coats, and utilitarian workwear shirts in plaid or denim.
For Lyons, the season was a continuation of spring's military theme with a bit more "young girl goes to camp for the first time," she explained. Hence models' hay-strewn hair, canvas and leather riding boots, plaid ponchos, and Civil War-era military hats. J.Crew's popular touch of romanticism wasn't completely lost in the woods, with Lyons also offering sequin cardigans, jewel-encrusted knit gloves, glittering brooches, a frothy white tiered gown, and faux fur vests in blush and nude.