J.Crew's recent growing pains have been well-documented: Last April, unofficial face of the brand Jenna Lyons stepped down from her official roles of creative director and president; in June, longtime CEO Mickey Drexler did the same, as did chief design officer Somsack Sikhounmuong a ...
J.Crew has critics calling the brand out for irresponsible hairstyling. J.Crew is being called out on Twitter for irresponsibly styling a black model’s natural hair — and people have a lot to say about it. Atlanta-based makeup artist Dae Louise took to Twitter to post a screenshot from J.Crew’s website where a model is pictured with what’s supposed to be a “messy bun” — but is really just a mess.
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Diverse casting, in both race and body type, seems to have hit an all-time high at New York Fashion Week.
See our favorites and many others, from baroque-style platform heels to cherry-and-checkered cowboy boots to heels detailed with colorful foam (yes, really).
J.Crew has been having a tough go of it lately, with seemingly ever-mounting debt and an inability to attract the millennial market. The Designer: You might recognize Jenna Lyons from her signature look — a pulled back-slick ponytail, black rimmed frames, and a chic, colorful pant suit.
The past few years have been, notoriously, not easy on J.Crew. While the media narrative’s been focused on slumping sales and supposed Jenna Lyons censure, the brand itself has been, admirably, continuing to do what it does best — namely, making fashion-forward basics that blow most mall buys out of the water (hello, everything on The Always List). On our latest troll through J.Crew’s best and brightest, we spotted something…interesting. To promote its Boy Shirt, J.Crew styled a model in not one, not two, but three of the shirts, layered one atop the other in a rainbow of colors, like a beautiful fashion Gobstopper.
As the saying goes, content is king. That must be why every fashion and beauty brand is diving headfirst into creating it. Just today, Gucci relaunched its website with a brand-new editorial section called “The Agenda,” featuring original photography, videos of models dancing, and trend stories galore (as long as said trends involve Gucci hallmarks like bamboo and horsebits). These days, more and more brands are realizing that slinging product online is not enough — you need to give people a reason to click, and to keep coming back.
Photo: It’s been a tough year for J.Crew’s superstar creative director Jenna Lyons. Amid the brand’s famously slumping sales, the media’s set up Lyons as the fall girl, with rumors that J.Crew execs asked her to cut back on “self-promotion,” like her guest role on Girls.
If you found yourself shopping at J.Crew a little less last year, you weren’t alone. On a Wednesday call announcing its 2014 financial results, J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler talked a lot about the company’s recent struggles in women’s fashion. Well, for one, selling women’s clothes is tougher than ever. Women’s fashion is one of the most competitive, challenging retail businesses out there, and there’s a reason brands like C. Wonder and Kate Spade Saturday have shut down altogether in the past year.
In the midst of storied French fashion houses and Paris Fashion Week, the most American thing happened: J.Crew opened their first store in France. The American outpost is planted in one of the chicest boutique areas of Paris, Les Marais, which alone made it feel quelle differént! 2. You won’t find all J. Crew products there.
Photography by Christian Högstedt Styling by Erin Walsh Hair by Quenton Barnette Makeup by Cyndle Komarovski Model Anastasia Lagune at MC2 Model Management
Stores like J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, and even Forever21 have amped up their beauty presence, curating a selection of products from a handful of brands (both in house and partner) to round out the lifestyle experience they want their customers to have. “Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle brand and our customers look to us for innovation in fashion, but they also expect to learn about new trends that impact all aspects of their lives,” says Laura Johnson, Executive Director of Women’s Apparel and Accessories for Urban Outfitters.