Get excited. Three of fashion's most highly-anticipated collabs are coming to a J.Crew near you--and really soon. As a follow-up to last year's collaborations with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Billy Reid and runners-up Eddie Borgo and Prabal Gurung, J. Crew has teamed up with this year's honorees: Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind.
Rumors of the collabs started swirling just about a month ago and since Joseph Altuzarra confirmed to us that he had indeed created something with the international retailer, we've been dying to get a peek. And here's the first one, via Vogue, who tapped three of their own employees to style and model pieces from each collection themselves (because they obvs look like models already).
Leslie Kirchhoff, a Vogue.com Contributing Photographer wears Pamela Love-designed denim on the far left; Giovanna Campagna, Vogue's Special Events Assistant wears Altuzarra's Parisian-inspired striped sweater and pink pants in the middle; and on the right Fashion Associate Cynthia Smith wears a cardigan and sweater designed by Creatures of the Wind's Shane Gabier and Chris Peters.
According to Vogue, the Altuzarra collection includes marinière sweaters, pencil skirts, and "vertiginous" espadrilles; Pamela Love did boyfriend jeans, a belt and a shrunken jacket; and Creatures of the Wind created a twinset, floral dresses and patchwork oxfords. Best of all: all are available for purchase in just two days. Altuzarra's will be in stores Thursday and while you'll have to wait until May 14 and June 11 for Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind, respectively, you can order any of it by phone beginning Thursday.
We're particularly interested in the fact that Pamela Love, a jewelry designer, chose to design clothes. We wondered if that was some sort of requirement, but Eddie Borgo, a runner up last year, only designed jewelry. Could this mean an apparel collection could be on the horizon for the designer? Stay tuned...and head over to Vogue.com to see the individual looks.