Earlier this month, speculation was running wild regarding a collaboration between CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra (plus runners up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind) and J. Crew and now we have a verbal confirmation from Altuzarra himself. We caught up with the always cute and friendly designer on the red carpet at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares event last night and he dropped this tidbit on the collab. “So we worked on a collaboration,” he said of J. Crew. “Which I think will be coming out in a few weeks.” Considering that 2010’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awardees Prabul Gurung, Eddie Borgo and Billy Reid released capsule collections with J. Crew starting in April 2011 following their wins, this isn’t a huge surprise. But it’s nice to know exactly when to carve out some time in our schedules for some dedicated (and budget-friendly) Altuzarra retail therapy. So what should we be expecting from the celebrated young designer who recently showed some tricked out coats for his Gypsy-themed collection for Fall 2012? “Well, it was a really interesting project because it was like a conflation of their language — or of their world — [and] of our world and putting it together,” he hinted after realizing maybe he gave up too much info. “And I think that was really interesting for me to work on.” We can’t wait to see. And buy.
First Look: Altuzarra for J.Crew, the Complete Collection
For the second year in a row, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner and runners up have collaborated with sponsor J.Crew to create capsule collections