Hello-Hello & welcome to a Wednesday.
pathetically rabid moderately interested in fashion it has felt increasingly bizarre to chat about styles for winter as we approach spring, and looks for spring as we approach fall. Thus, we’ve not written much about Fashion Week, underway for several days now. Yet today seems like a good time to share a few images, we begin with J. Crew’s collection for next fall.
Tailored pieces ruled the collection.
There were plenty of clean lines and elegant details. (Although yours truly refuses to even consider cold weather dress shorts of that length. Not happening. Ever.)
More from Women’s Wear Daily’s review:
“the… collection was one of the brand’s most vibrant, ornate and expensive-looking in a while.
It’s always nice to see bright pops of color in cold weather clothing.
From Fab Sugar’s writeup:
J. Crew turned it up to 11 for Fall 2013, thanks to creative director Jenna Lyons’s deft touch with color and pattern mixing. Neon citron mingled with bubblegum pink, while a clean Winter-white sweater and pants provided a palate cleanser.
The just-mentioned winter whites. (Is it me, or does the image below left look photoshopped on the model?)
And Fashionista‘s review:
The retailer’s fall 2013 collection was so rich in saturated jewel tones, so boldly printed, so unabashedly covered in shimmering embellishments, it was truly eye candy.
Some of the richer colors actually popped more in pictures shot by the fashion media than in the images released by Crew.
The navy played nicely against the royal blue and teal tones.
Back to Fashionista:
The retailer puts out a quirky, mix-and-match collection of looks that manage to excite the fashion set and the masses.
More from Women’s Wear Daily:
After last season’s show, Tom Mora, J. Crew’s head of women’s design, took a big vacation and returned to his fall drawing board. “What to do? What to do?” he wondered. Luckily, he had been in Marrakech, where he observed the city’s colors, textures and stylistic mix of djellaba worn under tailored blazers. This mix-and-match ethos dovetailed seamlessly with what J. Crew is about…”
The Moroccan influences are easy to see in these looks.
As has become the norm with Crew, there were several pieces that held promise, others were just too fashion forward for someone like your trusty scribe, prone to embracing her inner frump. (Heh-Heh-Heh.) Or perhaps I’m just too fixated on springtime styles from Crew, like the fresh crop of cashmere.
We also have a fast glance at styles from Carolina Herrera.
There was very much a forties vibe to the collection.
Also today, a quick update on Monday’s post about the Westminster Dog Show. Last night the show’s big winner was chosen, and well… he’s not so big! Say hello to Banana Joe.
Banana Joe is an Affenpinscher. The breed has been recognized by the WKC since 1938, but this is the first year an Affenpinscher has won the coveted title. If nothing else, how do you not love a name like “Banana Joe”?