This morning at 7AM, Jenna took over. (Just Twitter, not the world.) In those 3-1/2 hours, we learned: she’s lived in New York for 27 years, she loves emojis, she’ll happily take a #selfie with you if she gets to edit the shot, and her walk to the kitchen is a hallway lined with shoes. Really, it is.
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa.
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here.
Our set design team recently collaborated with paper-wielding wizards Nick Andersen and Julie Ho of CONFETTISYSTEM, who have been working with J.Crew since 2010.
Nick and Julie, both Martha Stewart Living alums, work out of their New York studio where each design is meticulously crafted by hand. (We’re perfectionists, obsessed with building and refining,” Julie says.) In the case of the flower garlands they designed for J.Crew, two days were spent creating more than 200 individual flowers and leaves for each strand. They worked with our set design director, Tracy, to carefully select the tissue-paper color based on the wedding and party dresses used in the shoot. “We’re really inspired by simple materials,” says Julie. “In the end, we just really want people to have fun with what we create.”
Next month, look for flower garlands by CONFETTISYSTEM in the store windows of our bridal boutique at 91 Fifth Ave in New York City. Shop our full weddings and party collection here.
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