J.Crew Shows More of the Same for Fall 2014 (And That's Not a Bad Thing)

There was that same eye-pleasing fusion of print, texture and casual/dressy, found in pajama pants paired with heels; simple sweaters worn with cropped pants in statement prints; and denim-on-denim looks (again, with heels).
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There was that same eye-pleasing fusion of print, texture and casual/dressy, found in pajama pants paired with heels; simple sweaters worn with cropped pants in statement prints; and denim-on-denim looks (again, with heels).

J.Crew's fall 2014 presentation. Photos: Imaxtree

J.Crew's fall 2014 presentation. Photos: Imaxtree

There's a certain extra excitement that attends J.Crew's New York Fashion Week presentation, now in its sixth season at Lincoln Center, undoubtedly because it's a preview of the things editors will actually be buying (rather than merely fantasizing about) next season.

For fall 2014, president and creative director Jenna Lyons delivered more of the signatures that have made J.Crew's clothes and accessories of the past few years so covetable. There was that same eye-pleasing fusion of print, texture and casual/dressy, found in pajama pants paired with heels; simple sweaters worn with cropped pants in statement prints; and denim-on-denim looks (again, with heels). It's much of what we've seen before -- and who can blame Lyons, who saw revenues increase another 10 percent to $1.7 billion in the first nine months of last year, for sticking with a working formula?

There were a few new things: namely, some drop-waist dresses in wool and silk; a striped shearling sweater and oversized scarf in offbeat colors, including burgundy and sky blue; and cropped pants, some wide-legged, flared above the ankle.

Click through the slideshow below to see all the looks.