Why we still want to get with the J Crew: Jenna Lyons does it again with hot neons and the coolest of clashing prints at New York Fashion Week
22:02 GMT, 11 September 2012
Jenna Lyons' ability to make classic separates looks special is key to her success at J Crew, and she stayed true to form for today's presentation at New York Fashion Week.
Pops of neon yellow punctuated a collection of pretty prints that were delightfully different from one another, in a palette that strayed from soft pink to emerald green.
Sequin pencil skirts in an array of hues added texture, as did shiny printed satin pants, appliqu flower tees and chambray denim shirts.
Colour pop: Neon punctuated a collection of pretty prints that were delightfully different from one another
Accessories played a major part, of course, with small cross-body bags, envelope clutches and bright, beaded jewellery.
Lady ambassador: Jenna Lyons wearing her new J Crew collection at the presentation
And Michelle Obama, who wore J Crew courts with a Tracy Reese dress for her speech at the DNC last week, will be delighted to see that there are plenty more options along the same theme.
Ever the perfect ambassador for her own designs, Ms Lyons herself looked the part in a striped button-down shirt and printed pants from the new spring/summer 2013 collection.
Even some of the models appeared to have been given a Jenna-over, with dark-rimmed glasses and orange lips.
Also present was Solange Knowles, a regular at the J Crew presentation and the face of J Crew sister label, Madewell.
Already, the show is winning rave reviews from editors and bloggers who attended.
Hayley Phelan of Fashionista.com wrote: 'It’s hard to even know where to begin, there was just so much to love at J. Crew’s Spring 2013 presentation.'
The Fashion Spot added: 'There was an endless amount to love in the brightly colored and patterned lineup.
'Better yet, it was all wearable and given what we know about the brand's price points, affordable.'
A lesson in layers: The presentation proved that there are no rules when it comes to mixing and not matching
Culture clash: Sequin pencil skirts in an array of hues added texture, as did shiny printed satin pants, appliqu flower tees and chambray denim shirts