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J. Crew Spring 2012

J. Crew still feels very new to me as I’m from the UK.

I’ve learnt a lot about the brands from friends in the US who rave about how great it is, and from Net-A-Porter.com who added the collection to their virtual shelves a few months ago.

On Tuesday I finally saw what all the fuss was about during their Spring 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

As someone who loves colour I was in heaven viewing the beautiful mix of gorgeous rainbow brights ranging from red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue.

I loved the mixing casual and dressy pieces. A perfect example is the denim shirt paired with the rainbow sequin skirt above.

An ivory sequinned jacket was worn over a denim jacket and paired with slouchy shorts. A dressy polka dot shirt with a neck-tie was paired with a striped coat and denim shorts.

Another interesting pairing was a mix of prints like the striped top with a paisley print skirt and leopard print heels.

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I was most impressed with the bold accessories, which included leopard print heels, bright coloured totes, striped clutches, bangles and sunglasses with colourful frames.

Celebrity attendees: Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles

Favourites: White top paired with yellow pants and floral print peplum top and pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Taylor Swift, Elle Fanning, Victoria Justice, Chloe Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska, Teresa Palmer and Kristen Stewart (wishful thinking)

Lily Cole In Giles - InStyle & The HFPA's Annual Event

Lily Cole In Giles – InStyle & The HFPA’s Annual Event

Mia Wasikowska In Gucci - "Restless" Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Mia Wasikowska In Gucci – “Restless” Toronto Film Festival Premiere

15 Responses to J. Crew Spring 2012

  1. robbie September 15, 2011 at 11:40 #

    i am in heaven, so much colour! every piece is beautiful.

  2. D September 15, 2011 at 11:50 #

    quite like this :)

  3. Jones19 September 15, 2011 at 11:53 #

    Look at all the pretty colors *drool*

  4. mm September 15, 2011 at 12:09 #

    Love Jcrew. the quality is wonderful, they have a larger range of sizes, and great sales.

  5. Martin September 15, 2011 at 12:15 #

    Loved this collection so much. Not particularly fashion forward but J Crew knows what it does and it does it so well. The styling in this show was genius, making every piece and accessory completely lust-worthy. The Kristen Stewart gag gave me a major laugh as well. Although I would dare even Ms. Glum herself to surpress a smile at seeing this stuff. Up there with Preen’s stunning show as a New York Fashion Week highlight. Thanks so much for your updates Fashion Critic. You’re doing a superb job x

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2011 at 15:00 #

      thank you…so glad you are enjoying the coverage.

  6. Elaine2 September 15, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Big JCrew fan here, and they didn’t disappoint! I love the yellow pants with the flowy white blouse, too. Great combo with the turq sandals. Very wearable and chic.

  7. katchimo September 15, 2011 at 16:23 #

    I’m in lust with the slouchy green top and the leopard shorts.

  8. Hollawa September 15, 2011 at 16:40 #

    love the soft- green+ animal- print combo

  9. Lily September 15, 2011 at 19:11 #

    Do you know who did the shoes for Rebecca Minkoff?

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2011 at 19:12 #

      not sure

  10. doc September 15, 2011 at 19:22 #

    It’s my understanding that Prabal Gurung is doing something special with J. Crew. Solange was wearing one of the outfits. Really cute. Beyonce also wore a special J.Crew dress.

  11. jeni September 15, 2011 at 19:37 #

    LOVE LOVE love! I want everything. Marissa Webb rocks! I can’t stand how Gorgeous she is!

  12. Jackie September 16, 2011 at 04:12 #

    The handbags really, really caught my attention. All of them are to die for! All of them!

  13. pipsqueak September 16, 2011 at 05:16 #

    In a way, I see J. Crew of America very much like AllSaints of Britain. Both target at a younger niche, carry a cool vibe and is known for quality, yet each represents the character of their respective origin. Another commonality is that they don’t expand abroad too fast, thus maintaining a bit exclusivity.

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