We’ve been crushing on J.Crew since high school. Before Normcore even existed, the company’s classic tees and V-neck sweaters were our unofficial school uniform. And like any enduring relationship—sartorial or schoolmates—evolution is a natural part of growing together. As our clothing tastes matured, J.Crew, too, seemed to become more sophisticated and fashion-oriented. In no small part that’s due to creative director and president Jenna Lyons.
Now that J.Crew has arrived at Nordstrom, we feel like we’re entering another phase in our ever-blossoming clothing companionship. We took a minute to catch up with the busy and beautiful Jenna Lyons to take stock in this new partnership and hear what she has in store for us this fall. Like running into the cool girl on the first day back at school, we got a little giddy.
Why does it make sense for J.Crew to be at Nordstrom?
Nordstrom is the quintessential American company. They have maintained a unique place in the American customer’s mind. Nordstrom prides themselves on first-rate customer service as well as relevant fashion and classic pieces. J.Crew shares that same ethos and for that reason, we are immensely excited and proud to be working with Nordstrom.
Sketch by Somsack Sikhounmuong for J.Crew
Is there a single item from the collection that you feel really encapsulates fall 2016?
For us, there is never one piece alone that sums up a collection. The magic is in the mix: denim paired with something unexpected, cashmere with chinos, a vibrant pink in a classic blazer.
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