J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons looked no further than her own jewelry collection for the retailer’s latest accessories collaboration.
The firm has tapped 84-year-old costume jewelry brand Miriam Haskell — a personal favorite of Lyons — for a capsule collection to be sold at J. Crew’s bridal boutique, which opens on Madison Avenue in June.
The collection reflects the hallmarks of Haskell’s designs: double filigree, hand-beading and glass and crystal beads intricately applied in dramatic styles. Key pieces include pearl and crystal brooches that can be worn at the waist of a wedding gown, or even in the hair, and three-strand pearl necklaces with an elaborate pendant. There also are less traditional options, such as sparkling chandelier earrings, bold cuffs and cocktail rings in the same colorway of gold and white pearls and floral motifs.
“I have a frightening amount,” Lyons said of her Haskell collection, which she has used in styling the J. Crew catalogue.
Gabrielle Fialkoff, chief operating officer of Miriam Haskell, noticed Lyons’ pieces and approached J. Crew to make a marriage — so to speak.
“We want the bride to look gorgeous and we’re not about giant, overwhelming cupcake dresses,” Lyons said. “It’s about simplicity in silhouettes and pairing it with great jewelry pieces.”
Prices range from $150 to $1,400, and the core range is $500 to $1,000.
At the other end of the design spectrum, J. Crew feted another one of its accessories collaborators on Tuesday at the Prince Street store in Manhattan.
Lyons and Vogue’s Sally Singer hosted the launch of Fenton/Fallon for J. Crew, a collection by Dana Lorenz. The line is rife with edgy blackened metal and crystal bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces that are equal parts punk and pretty. Harley Viera-Newton spun tunes for spiked pink lemonade-sipping guests such as Jennifer Creel, Olivia Chantecaille and Mary Alice Stephenson.
Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman and chief executive officer of J. Crew, said the company is open to doing collaborations, but that there is one requirement: “If they’re cool, we want to work with them,” he said.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty