September 11, 2012 New York
But if this collection started at home, it traveled far afield after that. Tile-inspired embroidery, striped raffia, and a Baja blanket print hinted at an adventuring vibe. As Mora put it, the woman he had in mind this season is the kind of urban chicster who travels to exotic locales and brings back a little of this or that. No matter what, though, she's still a J.Crew woman—and that means she requires new pajama tops and shiny shorts and a closet's worth of statement pants. This season, the pants came with elastic waists, which was pretty indicative of the chilled mood of the collection as a whole. Button-downs: Yes. Buttoned-up? No.