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July 12 2014

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45 posts tagged "J.Crew"

H&M: From the High Street to the Runway

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This season, H&M—the Swedish high-street retailer best known for its high-low fashion collaborations with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Comme des Garçons, Versace, and, most recently, Maison Martin Margiela, will show its Fall ’13 collection on February 27, during Paris fashion week. This marks the first time the retailer has presented its collection via a fashion show since 2005 (unless, as WWD notes, you count the events for the limited-edition designer collaborations, or the 2010 Lanvin for H&M “couture” show that featured Dree Hemingway and Pixie Geldof, pictured left).

H&M joins retailers like Topshop (whose Unique show has been one of the hottest tickets at London fashion week since it began in 2005), J.Crew (the brand made its official New York fashion week debut in 2011), and now, thanks to its collaboration with Rihanna, River Island (Fall ’13 marks the fast-fashion retailer’s first time on the London fashion week calendar) in revealing its collection on fashion’s international stage. This is a smart move for H&M, one that is perhaps indicative of consumers’ high-low styling tendencies (à la Michelle Obama at the inauguration, with her now infamous J.Crew belt and custom Thom Browne coat). Fashion-savvy men and women have been mixing H&M’s affordable wares with pieces by luxury labels for years now, so why not show both fashion varieties in the same context?

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Shop The Look: Plaid Company

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Nineties grunge made a comeback on the Spring runways at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, Julien David, and more. Aside from the stringy Kurt Cobain locks and mismatched flannels, plaid essentials are key to mastering the trend. From cropped pants at 10 Crosby Derek Lam to a Stella McCartney bag, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite checkered essentials below.


1. Clu pullover, $175, available at www.farfetch.com
2. J.Crew shirt, $78, available at www.netaporter.com
3.Juicy Couture dress, $275, available at www.stylebop.com
4. 10 Crosby Derek Lam pants, $395, available at www.farfetch.com
5. Stella McCartney bag, $1,335, available at www.netaporter.com

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Get The Look: Fully Prepped

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It’s no secret that fashion month is the time to bring out your statement pieces, and Jil Sander’s Faith clutch definitely fits the bill. Tommy Ton snapped a stylish showgoer walking in the Tuileries with her equally chic friend. We love how she paired the clutch with a preppy outfit complete with a pink monogram sweater (you saw them here first), a striped button-down, and forest green cropped trousers. Get the look with the essentials below.

From top left to right: Marni sweater, $640, available at www.marni.com; Jil Sander clutch, $700, available at www.netaporter.com; Etro trouser, $440, available at www.mytheresa.com; J.Crew shirt, $75, available at www.jcrew.com.

Photos: Tommy Ton; Courtesy Photos

One To Watch: Lele Sadoughi

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“We all must wear a top, pants, and shoes, but we never need to wear jewels,” designer Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi tells Style.com. “We want to wear jewels, so why not make it memorable?” And that’s just what she’s doing with her debut namesake collection of jewelry this season. Sadoughi, however, is by no means new to the business—she started creating custom private-label pieces while at Ippolita for retailers like Neiman Marcus, Club Monaco, and Anthropologie and in 2006 launched J.Crew’s jewelry line (not to mention, she’s currently the jewelry design director at Tory Burch). “After starting the J.Crew jewelry collection and directing the line for five years, I was more than ready to make my own mark in the world of costume jewelry. I love standout jewelry that is big in personality, scale, and color,” she says.

Her Spring offerings are exactly that—this season she’s reinterpreted the Egyptian revival in the 1920′s using bold colors and strong geometric shapes. “I looked back into the beginning of costume jewelry in the 1920′s, when we started to make jewels that were art-inspired, and not necessarily reproductions of precious gems,” she explained during a market appointment. “I am fascinated with the Egyptian revival in the Art Deco period, when King Tut’s tomb was discovered.” She’s done more direct references, like the scarab statement necklace (above) and sundial earrings in Aegean blue, as well as more classic items like her slider bracelets (below), offered in a variety of hand-cut rock crystal shades. The slider bracelets are sure to be an instant hit (our market director, Marina Larroude, was already eager to bring them to Europe to wear at the shows), and all of the pieces come in at under $500. Her collection premieres here on Style.com and is available to preorder on www.lelesadoughi.com until retail store buyers snatch up her goods. Watch this space.

Photos: Courtesy of Lele Sadoughi

The Streck Effect

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Brazilian beauty Martha Streck is one of those models who make stellar street-style look effortless, and her off-duty leather-shorts-with-heels getup during the Couture shows is just another sartorial hit to add to her roster. Streck paired a loose-fitting striped sweatshirt with a quilted Chanel bag and nude heels, along with post-show smoky eyes and a gorgeous smile. The smile may be all hers, but you can replicate the outfit with the essentials below.


From top left to right: J.Crew Collection cashmere sweatshirt, $228, available at www.jcrew.com; Chanel Vintage bag, $3,298, available at www.farfetch.com; Theyskens’ Theory leather shorts, $295, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Balenciaga sandal. $795, available at www.barneys.com.

Photos: Vanessa Jackman (Streck); Courtesy Photos