Edith A. Miller Heads To J.Crew-------
Edith A. Miller earned its stripes with easy basic tees and dresses, so when founders Jennifer Murray and Nancy Gibson sat down with executives from J.Crew, pairing up seemed like a natural step.
“Both companies have an affinity for classic, all-American stripes,” Gibson tells Style.com. Of Edith A. Miller, J.Crew’s Tom Mora says it was a “great fit for J.Crew from the start—classic stripes, craftsmanship, and a storied family operation that has been around for over a hundred years.” (Edith A. Miller launched last spring, but it’s an offspring of Robert P. Miller, which has been made in rural Pennsylvania since 1906.)
Tomorrow, the 100 percent American-made brand debuts its three signature styles, including the Scoop short-sleeve tee, the Henley, and the Scoop long dress, at select J.Crew New York stores. But that’s not the only collaboration they have going—watch out for the brand’s classic stripes and military print pieces “from the archive of our mill” in Opening Ceremony stores later this year. The duo is also expanding to eyewear.
Gibson says, “We are working on a sunglass collaboration for Spring 2012, so get ready for some super chic, very Edith-inspired shades.”