J. Crew Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 11, 2016
Set against a sun-drenched venue at Spring Studios in Tribeca, J. Crew showcased its spring collection that served a bit like pushing the reset button on the brand. In lieu of nameless models, the company cast a diverse array of “friends of the brand,” ranging from students and editors to artists and even grandparents.
Somsack Sikhounmuong, women’s wear designer, took a page out of J. Crew’s archive, showcasing a fun and eclectic lineup of looks that were rooted in great American sportswear. But it was pure modernity here. Chinos, men’s shirting and color (blue, white, pink and khaki) were the three focal points of the presentation, juxtaposing the elements in creative ways both for day and black-tie—a tuxedo shirt with paint-splatter chinos, a silk pajama shirt or a khaki shirt worn with a ruffled and pleated maxi skirt, accessorized with chic criss-crossed satin heeled sandals with ballerina-esque ankle ties.