The following is from the Daily Mail (click here to read in its entirety):
Sneak peek at J Crew's ultimate designer collaboration with Altuzarra - on sale THIS ThursdayThere is a great article over at Fashionista (click here for article) that shows all the pieces in the Altuzarra collection. Click here to check out the slideshow.
April 18, 2012
J Crew has teamed up with this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund honorees Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind.
The three high-low collaborations are fashion's most highly anticipated, with the Altuzarra's design's dropping first on April 23.
In a sneak peek at what to expect from the collections, Vogue got three of their own employees to style and model the collaboration pieces with other designer items.
Leslie Kirchhoff, a Vogue.com Contributing Photographer wears the Pamela Love-designed denim on the far left.
In the middle, Giovanna Campagna, Vogue‘s Special Events Assistant wears Altuzarra’s striped sweater and pink pants.
On the right, Fashion Associate Cynthia Smith wears a cardigan and sweater designed by Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters (which she teams with a Carven skirt).
Giving an small insight into the direction each collaboration will take, Altuzarra's collaboration will feature Parisian-inspired marinière sweaters, pencil skirts, and 'vertiginous' espadrilles.
Jewellery designer Pamela Love makes her first foray into apparel with boyfriend jeans and shrunken jackets in her J Crew line, available on May 14.
Then Creatures of the Wind will feature 'eye-popping' twinsets, floral summer dresses and patchwork oxfords in their collection, out June 11.
This is the second time the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has partnered with J Crew. Last year saw Billy Reid, Prabal Gurung, and Eddie Borgo’s pieces quickly fly off the shelves.
There has been no mention of retail price-points yet, but last year's collections ranged between $200-$450 - which may be pricey for J Crew, but much more attainable compared to the usual prices attached to the featured designers.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming collections? Are you interested in any of the pieces. Do you think these partnerships help build J.Crew's image?