Sneak peek at J Crew's ultimate designer collaboration with Altuzarra – on sale THIS Thursday
20:19 GMT, 17 April 2012
16:21 GMT, 18 April 2012
J Crew has teamed up with this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund honorees Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind.
The three high-low collaborations are fashion's most highly anticipated, with the Altuzarra's design's dropping first on April 23.
In a sneak peek at what to expect from the collections, Vogue got three of their own employees to style and model the collaboration pieces with other designer items.
First look: Vogue staffers modelled a sneak peek of several items from J Crew's collaborations with Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind
Leslie Kirchhoff, a Vogue.com Contributing Photographer wears the Pamela
Love-designed denim on the far left.
In the middle, Giovanna Campagna, Vogue‘s Special
Events Assistant wears Altuzarra’s striped sweater and
On the right, Fashion Associate Cynthia
Smith wears a cardigan and sweater designed by Creatures of the Wind’s
Shane Gabier and Chris Peters (which she teams with a Carven skirt).
Chain store chic: J Crew's Jenna Lyons (far left), is a pro at mixing high-low creations, now Joseph Altuzarra (far right) brings his designs to the masses
Giving an small insight into the direction each collaboration will take, Altuzarra's collaboration will feature Parisian-inspired marinire sweaters, pencil skirts, and 'vertiginous' espadrilles.
Jewellery designer Pamela Love makes her first foray into apparel with
boyfriend jeans and shrunken jackets in her J Crew line, available on May 14.
of the Wind will feature 'eye-popping' twinsets, floral summer dresses and patchwork
oxfords in their collection, out June 11.
This is the second time the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has partnered with J Crew. Last year saw Billy Reid, Prabal Gurung,
and Eddie Borgo’s pieces quickly fly off the shelves.
There has been no mention of retail price-points yet, but last year's collections ranged between $200-$450 – which may be pricey for J Crew, but much more attainable compared to the usual prices attached to the featured designers.