Jenna’s New York Fashion Week Diary

In between prepping for our own New York Fashion Week presentation, Jenna showed her support for this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists by attending their shows. Here’s a closer look at some of her favorite moments. Read more here.

Jenna’s New York Fashion Week Diary
In between prepping for our own New York Fashion Week presentation, Jenna showed her support for this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists by attending their shows. Here’s a closer look at some of her favorite moments. Read more here. Jenna’s New York Fashion Week Diary
In between prepping for our own New York Fashion Week presentation, Jenna showed her support for this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists by attending their shows. Here’s a closer look at some of her favorite moments. Read more here.

Jenna’s Twitter #Takeover

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.

Did you miss Jenna’s Twitter Takeover? Check us out on @jcrew and catch up on the action from our spring/summer 2015 presentation by searching the hashtag #jcrewnyfw.

Jenna’s Twitter #Takeover
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.
Did you miss Jenna’s Twitter Takeover? Check us out on @jcrew and catch up on the action from our spring/summer 2015 presentation by searching the hashtag #jcrewnyfw.

CFDA Fashion Awards: A Love Letter

through our partnership with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, we have the opportunity to work with some pretty impressive up-and-coming talent. on Monday, the CFDA hosted its annual awards event—often dubbed the Oscars of fashion—that recognizes both heavy hitters and names you may not have heard of yet. here, Jenna gives us a cheat sheet to the night’s biggest winners.
Bethann Hardison with model Iman.
From left to right: Liya Kebede, Chanel Iman, Bethann Hardison, Iman and Joan Smalls.
Dao-Yi (left) and Max (right) with Jenna in a peekaboo tank and Jeffries tuxedo jacket, both Public School™ for J.Crew.
Maxwell Osborne and designer Wes Gordon.
Past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Wes Gordon with the stunning Liya Kebede. Wes was nominated this year for the Swarovski award for womenswear.
Menswear designer Todd Snyder (left) with actor James Marsden (right).
Rihanna, who wore a leave-little-to-the-imagination custom dress by Adam Selman, took home the fashion icon award. When she accepted her award, she said, “Anna Wintour makes the rules and I break them.”
Fine jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher (left) with model Anja Rubik (right).
Fashion Calendar founder, Ruth Finley accepts her award.
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Marc Alary (left), who was nominated this year for the Swarovski award for accessory design with Vogue Fashion News Director Mark Holgate (right).
The designer and his partner, Seth Weissman.
A Jenna, Karen and Courtney sandwich.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, who took home this year’s accessories designer of the year award.


Photography by BFAnyc.com

To learn more about this year’s collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, click here.

Everybody freak out. Sophia Webster™ for J.Crew is here.

the shoes we’ve had our eye on since our spring/summer ’14 presentation are finally here. we take a look back at how the outrageously cool collection came together (and begin the impossible task of picking a favorite)…


If there’s a period that most inspires Sophia Webster’s aesthetic, it is certainly her teenage years in the ’90s. From classic films like “Clueless” and “Edward Scissorhands” to musicians like Aaliyah, Gwen Stefani and Destiny’s Child (whose record hangs on her studio wall), pop culture from that era informs her eye-catching designs. With a penchant for pink, polka dots and hearts, she’s a fan of girly charm—but she always adds an edgy element. “I like the shoes to have a bit of attitude and character,” she says. “It would be boring if everything was overly feminine.”


One of Webster’s biggest fans? Our creative director, Jenna. After falling in love with Webster’s quirky heels, Jenna approached the designer about doing an exclusive collection for J.Crew. “It’s a collaboration in the truest sense,” explains Webster. “Jenna and the team selected their favorite looks, then I was let loose with J.Crew’s entire spring/summer 2014 materials and color palette. I was like a girl in a sweet shop!” The result is a unique combination of J.Crew colors with Webster’s signature embroidered details and tassels. Needless to say, we’re head over heels.
To shop the Sophia Webster for J.Crew collection, click here.

To see how our collaboration with Sophia Webster came about, click here.

Clothing—and a cause—that aims to end HIV

with Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re showing our support for moms and their little ones through our involvement with BORN FREE, a campaign geared toward eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to baby by the end of 2015. Jenna was one of 23 designers (and mothers) who created a limited run of women’s and children’s clothing and accessories for the cause.


Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu teamed up with the CFDA and Vogue to design two prints in support of BORN FREE. Designers—including Jenna, Stella McCartney, Miuccia Prada and Sarah Burton—used those prints to create pieces for the capsule collection for moms and babies. “BORN FREE is an incredible organization fighting for those who have no other spokesperson or advocate,” says Jenna, who designed this drawstring pant and a little girls’ skirt for the line.





100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the BORN FREE collection, available starting today on Shopbop.com, will go directly to the sub-Saharan countries that need funds first. The J.Crew women’s pant ($175) and child’s skirt ($98) are both available here.

To learn more about BORN FREE and how you can help, click here.

Jenna’s (Artist) Pick: Wangechi Mutu

Jenna headed to the Brooklyn Museum to check out Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu’s exhibit. here’s closer look at what’s on display, but get there yourself before it closes on March 9…
Wangechi Mutu’s artwork from the mid-’90s to the present day has been brought together for this exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Among the highlights are her large-scale collages, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings and her first animation, The End of eating Everything (2013), a collaboration with the hip-hop artist Santigold, who appears in the film.

It should be noted that Wangechi Mutu is especially close to our hearts right now because she has teamed up with the CFDA and Vogue to design two prints in support of a new campaign called BORNFREE, which is geared toward eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to baby by 2015. Twenty-three designers (and mothers), including Jenna, are designing a limited-edition collection of women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, which will be available in May. All proceeds will go directly to sub-Saharan countries that need the funds first. Watch this space for more details leading up to the launch.

Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum runs through March 9.


it was hard to narrow down our top picks from our J.Crew Denim Instagram contest so far, but here are eleven that we just had to share. hopefully these will inspire some ‘grams of your own…(you have till tomorrow to enter, so get ‘grammin)
Follow us and see our favorite denim looks @jcrew

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