Thursday, February 14, 2013

J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013


By now everyone knows I’m a huge Dries Van Noten fan. I love the way he mixes color, pattern, textures, and cultures. I’m really starting to feel the same way about J.Crew.


Just look at their recent Fall 2013 presentation; it’s like a classroom of fashion. This is an education on how to work all the best elements of design into a very pretty package.


Don’t believe me? Try this: print these pictures, hang them on your wall upside down and I bet you’ll still be totally inspired from just the color and pattern mixing.  



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  1. TinaciousMe

    February 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I just adore this crazy mix and match of patterns and textures!

  2. Bridgid

    February 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Couldn’t agree more – the styling is impeccable, and the mixture of prints/textures/colours are a feast for the eye! Just love it, bravo J Crew!

  3. bey

    February 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    JCrewlade strikes again

  4. irene

    February 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    ok..I really can’t choose a favorite!

  5. Tiara

    February 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    THAT COAT on nr 3… *gasp*

  6. ellen

    February 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh yes…it’s so nice season after season…and it’s gets better and better…I totally agree with out, and I have already one of the sets above on my list for AW13

  7. A

    February 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    3rd look is amazing

  8. Madeline

    February 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm


  9. Nini Piccola

    February 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Jcrew just gets better and better! Amazing!

  10. From Boho to Chiic

    February 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  11. Jolien

    February 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Perfect styling!


    February 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I really LOVE this collection, these fabric combinations is fantastic!!!

  13. Justine

    February 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This collection is a set of the most beautiful looks I have ever seen. I would buy it all if I could only afford it.

  14. Laura

    February 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I really love the colors and print, and the gloves are gorgeous!

  15. monkeyshines

    February 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    fascinating print mix!


  16. PatriciaBrand

    February 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love this collection!!!great job Jenna!!!

  17. Sevan

    February 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve always been a J.Crew fan, especially of J.Lyons. I’m not surprised to see such a strong display of colors and patterns.
    It’s “elegance decontractee” (casual chic). I love the no-fuss hair style.

  18. Charles

    February 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm


  19. greenclothing

    February 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    J.Crew has grown up!

  20. Breeches & Collars

    February 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    It is buttons up this season! I agree with you, mr. Schuman. Just look at the second photo from the bottom. The pattern on those pants is just gorgeous!

  21. Stephanie

    February 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love J.Crew!!! The prints and colors are always so inspiring. The new Spring collection just out in stores is just so amazing!


  22. Louise

    February 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    OH WOW!! Absolutely fabulous……….

  23. Andy

    February 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    They’ve really hit the jackpot with these patterns, textures and mixes of wool, silk, leather. Now they need to go after the men’s fashions and inject, ever so subtly, some new patterns, to bring life and color into the somber boredom of male dressing.

  24. Beatrice

    February 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    This is pure perfection! Love absolutely every single piece!

  25. Gabrielle

    February 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Ah yes! When I first saw that collection, I was like “aahh” and “ooh”, my jaw dropped and I felt with every look…. “I wanna wear this, this is so me!” I think this is my favorite J crew collection so far and at the moment I think it can’t get any better. I’m really so happy that they deliver to Switzerland now ;-)

  26. Supal {chevrons and Ă©clairs}

    February 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I’m loving the cobalt + black combination!

  27. Hey Judy Arts

    February 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Adore the mix however it is sad the tailoring and quality does not reach consumers via RTW.

  28. Denisa

    February 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    That looks great. I like all that outfits and that last one. Have a nice day.

  29. Alessia

    February 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    love this make up!!


  30. mlle.nopi

    February 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    incredibly top gorgeous. I cannot even start to pinpoint my favorites. And I so agree with you about Dries being one of my all time favorite designers and why this also starts to expand to J. Crew.

  31. Miri

    February 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Love the faces and the clothes and the atmosphere between it!

  32. lola

    February 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Many things are very Miu Miu !

  33. stylewaffle

    February 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    J.crew gets better every season. Winter 13, WOW! Love it!

  34. Simbarashe

    February 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Why hello j crew. this is a boss collection for this brand , makes me like JCrew a lot more once again.

  35. Robert

    February 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The second and third coats are really, really incredible.

  36. Maddie Malone

    February 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I’m in love with the prints !!! and I’m found of the model also she’s great !

  37. Kim

    February 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm


  38. Monsieur Marce

    February 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Impressed with how J.Crew has broadened their aesthetic (all the stuff Scott mentioned) while managing to hew to their traditional vision (the tweeds, the khaki, the sweaters).

  39. FoxyOxieSupernova

    February 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’ll take one of each, please and thank you.))) Interesting thought you have here.


  40. Jennifer

    February 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  41. Villy K

    February 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Very stylish!

  42. Tessa

    February 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm


  43. Anastasia

    February 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I love J.Crew so much. You’re totally right, each and every collection is like a classroom of fashion.

  44. Angela

    February 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Tom Mora did a SUPERB job with this collection. I like his style a lot more than Jenna’s.

  45. ml

    February 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Love. Love. Love! Dries Van Noten is on the top of my list and I definitely see the influence here.

  46. Tamagat

    February 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    It’s really IMPRESIONANTE !
    I like the patterns and textures. But it takes some getting used.
    Very elegant!

  47. Sarah

    February 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    That first sweater looks like it might have a cultural appropriation problem, which I am sooooo done with, but other than that the mixing is great. Love that hair, too.

  48. RJT

    February 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I couldn’t agree more.
    Every collection Ms Lyons presents is more sophisticated, nuanced and original than the previous -but they are all perfection.
    The combinations of patterns, colors, proportions, and accessories – it boggles my mind how gorgeous it all is, and how marvelously it all works !
    Looking at Jenna’s presentations is so inspiring, joyous and CHIC

  49. carole

    February 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Love J. Crew. I think this collection is gorgeous, wearable and affordable!

  50. Rachelle

    February 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    J.Crew has my heart.


  51. Iwona

    February 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Sorry, but NO

  52. dcinDC

    February 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Astonishing! Yes! Would blow these up and put them on my walls as art – would never grow tired of it! Those gloves! That oh-so-subtle mix of tweed and herrringbone in that coat! Didn’t know J Crew actually had a “show” like this. Is there a men’s version?

  53. ADJ

    February 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    J Crew has some of the best styling I have seen. This looks so amazing, so luxe. Really lovely.

  54. Lydia

    February 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    This is such a great collection. Love love love the gloves and scarves!

  55. Sarah

    February 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I agree, the patterns, detailing, colors, and shapes are phenomenal. The clothing they design not only shows craftsmanship, beauty, and practicality but also a fearless sense of how to dress trendy with the right amount of intensity.

  56. Chloe

    February 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I ADORE this collection. Absolutely lovely. I don’t think there has ever been a J.Crew collection I haven’t liked yet though :)

  57. vicki archer

    February 15, 2013 at 2:08 am

    J.Crew just get better and better… xv

  58. Gino

    February 15, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Move over Miucca,JCrew is onto you..Great balance of eccentric chic.

  59. betty passia

    February 15, 2013 at 2:35 am

    AMAZING!love all the outfits!

  60. Namrata

    February 15, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Absolutely love the JCrew Fall collection. Amazing prints and lovely colours!


  61. Judith Budapest

    February 15, 2013 at 5:19 am

    The pattern of the very first pullover is very similar
    to the pattern of a traditional Hungarian carpet called
    “Torontáli szĹ‘nyeg”. Art and fashion is global!

  62. Dottie

    February 15, 2013 at 5:21 am

    True Story.

  63. Mun

    February 15, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I’m definitely coming back for inspiration!

  64. Stella

    February 15, 2013 at 6:51 am

    WOW. Love it all.

  65. Alex

    February 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I just want all coats… Superb!!

  66. Michael

    February 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I always liked J. Crew. But somewhere along the way they went upscale and my salary didn’t. Now if only Target would get it together and introduce some new lines from good designers for men like they have for women……

  67. Pi

    February 15, 2013 at 10:59 am

    There are so many things to like! I really enjoy the idea of swanky rhinestone jewelry w/ sweaters and that plummy lipstick they are all wearing.

  68. Clara

    February 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

    If only the quality of JCrew clothing was at the same caliber as their aesthetic. Much of it is cheaply made in China and borders on fast-fashion.

    • Magpie

      February 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      So true! I’d be more proud of having a closet full of JCrew if the quality were better. Can’t have style without substance.

      It’s not that it’s uniformly cheaply made–I have a lot of pieces, even recent ones, that I love and know will last forever. But quality is inconsistent (even with the Collection) pieces! I love my local brick and mortar shop, but after I move to NYC in a few months I’ll only rarely shop there. :( Too picked-over, too stressful to go to the JC stores in person in Manhattan–but then online you can’t rely on the quality (or, increasingly, the fit)!

      That said–bravo Scott, for not being a snob about talent. Jenna Lyon’s eye is worth a million bucks, whether it’s helming fast fashion or couture.

  69. Jessica Snow

    February 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Brava! From Persian rugs to Emilio Pucci, these gorgeous ensembles are suffused with cool influences!

  70. Paula

    February 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Well, I’ve been mixing a herringbone hat with my leopard print coat all winter, and I see I am RIGHT ON TRACK!

    *makes mark on wall, first time ever*

  71. lucia

    February 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I like the 4th and the last and the one with the leopard cap the most. I also totally love the glossy red/ dark red lips. I think a bit glossy lips looks better than the matte one live, on ordinary people. I love the mixing of prints and fabrics, and the gloves. Add real gloves to any outfit and red lipstick and you are totally whaawhaawhoom! :)

  72. Topol

    February 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    LOL. Anyone wearing an Ikat pattern (first photo) better be careful not to blend into the furnishings!

    Ikat patterns are everywhere now — on decorative pillows, as upholstery on couches and chairs, and, of course, in rugs.

  73. oh my dior

    February 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    the collection is extremely beautiful!!

  74. Ann-Marie

    February 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I’m thrilled with the daring direction J.Crew has taken. It’s come a long way from little embroidered animals on khakis.

  75. Jo.

    February 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I neeeeeeeeed the black coat with gold stiching

  76. Amy

    February 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    If I was Dries Van Noten, I would want a royalty.

  77. tracie

    February 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

    A feast for the eyes! I love EVERYTHING about this!!!

  78. Tao

    February 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    But what is so original to be “the second Dries”? Just boring.

    • Martine

      April 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Its the affordable Dries.Maybe more boring, but less cash. Sadly JCrew always has the same exact fit for all their clothing, they haven’t changed it since the 90′s at least. Always the cropped low rise, slouch pants, always the on the hip knee length pencil skirt. They need to invest a bit of time in changing up the fit, not just doing the same exact thing. Its good for layering, and has that “look” but it really can’t do anything else. Dries has a completely different fit, and also the quality and sharpness of the prints is different…not to mention that JCrew Does NOT bother to line up the print at the seam at all! Half the time their stuff looks good from the front, but the back seam is wonky with pattern lines going every which direction. I guess you get what you pay for. Have to say the pictures are gorgeous.

  79. Kerri Mubaarak

    February 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I’m not a J. Crew fan, but the Shasavan inspired design makes my little heart flutter!

  80. Farishta

    February 17, 2013 at 12:16 am

    It seems that the first few looks are inspired by the textiles in my native Afghanistan, they’ve got the carpet motif on the sweater, lapis blue dress, gold embroidery on the black jacket that we use on women’s dresses, and the beige coat reminds me of my grandfathers wool “chapan” that he used for hunting. Two weeks ago my friend and I did a photoshoot using that chapan and she wanted to add the jewels to the neckline just as it was done here.

    I am so happy to see this collection, there are so many beautiful patterns and colors used in Afghanistan’s textiles and I have only seen Dries and Marchesa use these in their collections.

    I just hope that when my friend and I develop our work further we can still have something fresh to offer as its very important for us to represent our culture

  81. Sophia

    February 17, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I just want everything. The patterns are just so well put together and the whole collection just looks fun x

  82. Dominique Simpson

    February 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Every look is perfect, there is so much clarity and flow in every piece. J.Crew is breathtaking

  83. DHK

    February 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm


  84. Martine

    April 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Love the colors and patterns….can’t stand the slouchy at the hip fit of the pants, and the long tops. So I guess its a not. Fit is more important to me then the color. Dig the gloves, though. If it was higher waisted, and a little more to the waist I’d definitely wear it.

  85. Amy

    February 15, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I was looking back over the archives this morning over a cup of coffee, and came across this post – it’s incredible, every one of these looks is just as fresh and inspiring as in 2013. That’s how you know its good fashion. You’re right Steve – it really is a lesson in fashion, but more importantly, in style, which is TIMELESS

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