Call it bookworm chic. For J. Crew's fall collection, Jenna Lyons, senior vice president of women's design, said she was inspired by Candida Hofer and Umberto Eco's "Libraries," especially its photos of vintage wooden cases and bright bonded books.
NEW YORK — Call it bookworm chic. For J. Crew's fall collection, Jenna Lyons, senior vice president of women's design, said she was inspired by Candida Höfer and Umberto Eco's "Libraries," especially its photos of vintage wooden cases and bright bonded books. To wit, Lyons added a dose of old English charm to the label's pretty fashions, turning out a smart lineup of plaid dresses, boxy coats, regal crest intarsia sweaters and even an Empire-waist dress in a bookish library print. And as for that adorable schoolboy blazer, it looks as if Lyons studied up a bit herself at the university of Balenciaga.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
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“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion