Each year, the winners and runner-ups of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund get to produce capsule collections for J. Crew–and we get to purchase them.
This year, which may be the best J.Crew limited-edition capsule collection yet, includes collections from The Elder Statesman‘s Greg Chait, who produced a strong assortment of preppy striped and ombre knit tops, Liberty of London printed shoes from Tabitha Simmons, and Jennifer Meyer, who created triangle shaped necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Transitioning from preppy to posh, J. Crew has reinvented itself in the last several years, largely due to its creative director, Jenna Lyons (and hands-on Chief Executive Mickey Drexler), who have both played a large part in taking the failing retail brand to cool-again by introducing collaborations and building their fashion cred.
Starting today, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collection will be available online. However, if you signed up in advance, the collection was available yesterday.
Our favorite picks from the collection include the Sarah tricolor triangle necklace from Jennifer Meyer, Liberty of London-printed sandals from Tabitha Simmons, and an ombre cashmere crewneck from Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman.
Much like many other designer collaborations, these pieces are sure to go quick. So ready, set, shop!