Marissa Web, who is in the midst of launching her first namesake line, is in a unique position as an emerging designer–because while the average fashion consumer has probably never heard of her, they’ve already been wearing her designs. For years.
Webb was head of J.Crew‘s womenswear design since 2000, and as such she is responsible for some of our favorite collections from the retail giant. In 2011, the designer left J.Crew to “pursue other opportunities” and was replaced by Tom Mora. Now, according to WWD, Webb is set on conquering the fashion industry in her own name, debuting her first eponymous collection during fashion week this fall and launching in stores spring 2013.