J. Crew’s fall collection, the first under new head of women’s designTom Mora, felt refreshingly true to its roots. There were still amplestripes, sequins and perfectly mixed styling, but Mora, who was inspiredby Irving Penn, paid more attention to great pants and sweaters,ski-lodge types such as a reverse intarsia, and two graphic turtlenecks,one in green and aqua, one in pink and burgundy. He also upped the antein accessories with shearling bags and a new designer collaboration —Manolo Blahnik BB pumps that will be sold online.

For the men’swear, old photos of the Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton were one ofFrank Muytjens’ main inspirations, which showcased an ideal blend ofpolished dress-up with a rugged aesthetic. Distressed denim jackets werelayered under Harris Tweed tailored blazers and wool coats, and a FoxBrothers flannel suit was worn with a wool shirt and a flannel tie foran interesting play on textures.

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