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 for the retailer. About a month ago CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra confirmed to us that his J.Crew collab was in the works, saying, "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.”
Yesterday Vogue gave us a peak at one look from Altuzarra for J.Crew but today we bring you the entire seven piece line. According to a release announcing the collection, Altuzarra was inspired by "Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style.” For Altuzarra, that meant lots of gingham: on button downs that tie in the front, and on precious shift dresses with a grosgrain ribbon bow at the waist. Rounding out the collection are striped mariniere sweaters riddled with holes (why?), denim skirts, and loafer espadrilles. It's all pretty cute but we can't stop thinking about how we're going to get our hands on those espadrilles. Need.
The collection will be available for purchase on JCrew.com on April 19 and at the J.Crew on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan on April 23. Stay tuned for J. Crew collections from runners-up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind.
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