New York Fashion Week Fall 12': J. Crew

J.Crew presented their Fall 2012 Collection yesterday at the

Lincoln Center sending a slew of fashion industry insiders

crazy over the collection. Not only were the clothes beautiful,

but a shoe collaboration with Manolo Blahnik! I can’t wait to

get my hands on a pair of those classic suede pointed-toe


Fall 2012 marks J.Crew’s second season on the New York calendar — but the buzz surrounding the brand’s Fashion Week presentation is already on par with that of some of the city’s highest-end designers. This morning’s Lincoln Center presentation was not only elbows-in packed, it was also attended by some of the industry’s most-loved tastemakers. In the space of just a few minutes, we spotted Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, Joe Zee, and Derek Blasberg all making the rounds.

The fashion cred is well-deserved, especially this season. Newly-appointed head of women’s design Tom Mora has delved deep into the J.Crew archives and come back with some refreshing — and modern — takes on the classics. There were pencil skirts in high-gloss satin and python, crew necks in bold intarsia knits, and cropped trousers in patterned jacquard. A lovely botanical print added charm to silk pants and tops, while a tonal, colorblocked coat is sure to be a hit.

As if that weren’t enough, the brand has also collaborated with Manolo Blahnik on a series of BB pumps. The shoes will be sold online in several J.Crew-exclusive colors and patterns this Fall.


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