J.Crew Spring/Summer 2015 Women’s Inspiration
The women’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, was inspired by the artistic beauty of the indigenous cultures in Latin America. I was drawn to their distinctive approach to stripes, ikats, intricate textiles, and interesting color combinations – specifically from artisans in Mexico and Peru. The energy of the collection came from a recent trip to Ibiza; and the calm of the relaxing tropical getaway. There’s a real feeling of ease, a sexiness, a casualness and comfort to the clothes this season. I wanted to focus on dressing people to enjoy them today and live their lives in them, and not just on a precious occasion.
J.Crew Spring/Summer 2015 Men’s Inspiration
The men’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was initially inspired by my childhood memories of traveling to Spain. Through my research I came across fantastic images that further evoked nostalgic memories of the Mediterranean. From the fishermen mending their nets on the wharf, the white washed walls, to the various shades of blues in the ocean – all can be found translated in some way throughout the collection. I love the fisherman’s cable knit cardigans updated with white buttons, chambray naval popovers, French work wear jackets. This season there is special emphasis on simplicity, nothing overly complicated.