August 27 2014

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16 posts tagged "J Brand"

Shop The Look: Moto Mode


Motorcycle chic has found a place in fashion for years on end. And it looks like it’s back again this season. As the weather gets cooler, a leather biker jacket is the perfect topper over a sweater and skinny jeans. Luckily, the latest range from J Brand, which recently made its foray into ready-to-wear, has all the essentials to get that tough-girl look without overdoing it. Ready, set, ride.

1. J Brand Aiah leather biker jacket, $1,395, available at
2. J Brand Aylwen beanie, $125, available at
3. J Brand Aquene tank, $225, available at
4. J Brand Azland scarf, $300, available at
5. J Brand Beatnik leather jeans, $279, available at

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Franca Sozzani On Her Harvard Speech, J.Brand In Expansion Mode, And More…


Vogue Italia‘s editor in chief, Franca Sozzani, recently took to the blogs to express how hard she’s found it to write a speech for her appearance at Havard University on April 2. She has decided to discuss the controversial topic of body image and explained, “It’s a commitment and nothing must be left to chance. You speak and know that each word carries weight and consequences.” [Telegraph]

J Brand, which expanded its denim offerings to a full ready-to-wear line earlier this year, has announced plans to open the brand’s first flagship stores in New York and London within 15 months. Handbags and shoes, says J Brand CEO Jeff Rudes, are also not too far on the horizon. [WWD]

Former O.C. starlet Mischa Barton has just launched a shopping Web site called Mischa’s Place. Barton collaborated with her mom on the e-commerce endeavor, which offers cosmetics, handbags, and clothing. [Telegraph]

With Madonna clad in Agent Provocateur on the cover of her new single “Girl Gone Wild” and stars like Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson launching their own lingerie collections left and right, The Wall Street Journal reports that über-sexy undergarments are becoming more mainstream. And the numbers tell all—following celebrity endorsements like Madonna’s, sales of the Vivienne Westwood-backed Provocateur label have risen 12.5 percent in the last year. [WSJ]



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J Brand, The Erdem (And Kane, Pilotto, Nicoll, And Meadham Kirchhoff) Way


What works in New York won’t always work in London, but fair to say that collaborating with some of the city’s hottest young designers on limited-edition denim is good business here and across the pond. So following J Brand’s Proenza Schouler jean collab, CEO Jeff Rudes decided to extend the work-together spirit in England, too. The 5×5 project calls upon five of London’s best designers and labels (Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Erdem) to put their spin on J Brand’s wares. Kane went camo (hey, we’ve been feeling that print, too!), Nicoll put in leather panels, Meadham Kirchhoff patched a rough-and-tumble boy-cut pair, and Pilotto got powdery, and Erdem—for his first denim design—chose soft blue florals. Each pair is available at a single London retailer (from Harvey Nicks to Browns), but stateside admirers can get them at Jeffrey New York and Intermix Online this Friday.
Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Jeans designed by Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto, Erdem, and Richard Nicoll.

Photos: Courtesy of J Brand

Museum-Quality Proenza Schouler?


The latest item to hit Proenza Schouler’s online shop: The duo’s much-anticipated graffiti’ed skinny jeans for J Brand. They come with a hefty price tag ($550) and specific instructions: Wash carefully (presumably by hand), never iron. Why? They’re individually hand-painted. Well, when you put it that way—does that make them pricey for jeans but affordable for art? Decide for yourself at

Photo: Courtesy of J Brand

Run For Cover


In our print-crazed moment, wild designs of every stripe are getting fresh looks, from printed pants to clashing patterned outfits. But around our office, we’ve been feeling the time’s right for a more classic, utilitarian print to make a comeback, too: good, old-fashioned army/navy camouflage. Looks like we’re not alone. Chris Benz, in the Times today, discussed his renewed fondness for all things camo (including the more graphic Australian and Duck patterned versions), and designers from Prada to J Brand to Rag & Bone have all showed print pieces. They’re bold enough to look basic, even neutral—but you definitely won’t blend in. Here are a few of our favorite items.
Above: Rag & Bone Fall ’10; A.P.C. military-style jacket, $340, available at

Prada bifold Saffiano leather wallet, $355, available at

Camouflage-printed silk shirt by Equipment (right) and T-shirt by Wayne (left).

Jake Davis for Sebago camouflage leather boat shoes, $110, available Friday, August 27, at

Bags from Michael Kors (left) and Trussardi 1911 (right).

Camouflage-printed jeans by J Brand.

Photos: All photos courtesy of the respective designers except Rag & Bone: Andrew Thomas