7 posts tagged "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.”
Lady Gaga and her sister are discussing launching their own “relatively normal and wearable” line of clothing. They have the classic styles of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Katharine Hepburn in mind as inspirations, but we can be sure it will come with a twist of Gaga. [Grazia Daily]
Fashion’s newest, oldest pop star: 90-year-old Iris Apfel. “I’m a geriatric starlet, my dear, don’t you know,” she tells The New York Times. She has long been in the fashion mix, but Apfel has recently become the centerpiece of a fashion advertising campaign, a coffee-table book, and several museum exhibitions. [NYT]
Alexa Chung is joining Heidi Klum on Lifetime. The Lagerfeld muse will host a show, reportedly called 24-Hour Catwalk, where designers will compete against each other. A familiar concept, no? [Page Six]
J.Crew is expanding sales to the U.K. Jenna Lyons says that the focus has been on U.S. expansion, but they are set to launch a “Brit-accessible e-commerce site” and hope to launch stores across the pond soon. [Vogue U.K.]
As summer shades into fall, the sunglasses start to retreat. That’s no reason to go without specs, especially when brands new and old are coming out with chic optical options like these. From more-the-merrier collaborations (like Selima Optique’s longstanding project with J.Crew) to ultra-luxe pairs from Linda Farrow to classic styles (like Moscot’s Miltzen, worn by Andy Warhol and John Lennon) updated for the here and now, the new frames on the market will work with every wardrobe—whether you actually need glasses or not. Since when is fashion about necessity, anyway?
From the top: Selima Optique for J.Crew crystal-clear glasses, $325, available at www.jcrew.com; Linda Farrow Luxe square-frame acetate optical glasses, $500, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Moscot Miltzen-T second-edition matte glasses, $425, available at www.moscot.com; Illesteva Lenox Half Half, $230, available at www.illesteva.com; Oliver Peoples Sheldrake, $315, available at www.barneys.com.
Recession scorecard: J.Crew handily doubles its earnings. We swear we had nothing to do with it. [WWD]
Rihanna is barf. It’s a compliment. [NYT]
Victoria Beckham‘s jeans are back. dVb has morphed to Victoria Beckham Denim, and now that Ms. Vic is something of a real designer, we’re guessing this line may actually take off. Could we possibly be excited to try them on? Yes, just nowhere near Thanksgiving. [Racked]
Carine Roitfeld‘s man, Christian Restoin, is getting back in the fashion game. Equipment, his line of tailored men’s shirts that launched in 1976, will be back on
the shelves (Barneys’, to be precise) with the help of Serge Azria, Current/Elliott, and Joie’s CEO. Carine is already thought to have worn a piece from the collection, and we’re sure Julia can’t be far behind. [Fashionologie]
“How to keep building on the special.” That’s the challenge J.Crew’s creative director, Jenna Lyons, laid out for herself when approaching Spring 2010. That formula—separates done up in rich brocades or nubby tweeds paired with American staples like khakis and cotton tees—has proven profitable in recent years, and Lyons’ latest effort could be her strongest yet. Layered with the girly cocktail frocks and cashmere cardigans in acid-bright hues were camo cargo jackets, slim plaid shirts, and a streamlined version of the Men’s Shop’s top-selling suede desert boots. (More images after the jump.) Continue Reading “J.Crew Piles On The Pretty, Borrows From The Boys” »