J.Crew’s Fall 2013 Fashion Week Presentation: Statement Solids And Life After The Pencil Skirt

J.Crew Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation.
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Virtually no one has taken the mixed print trend and run with it farther than J.Crew. Come at me with a competitor — I dare you. The Jenna Lyons/Mickey Drexler one-two sartorial punch has been wielding the pattern-heavy steez for season after season after season, and this morning’s Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation was no exception. With this collection, the brand is pushing their arsenal of prints, building on top of their go-to preppy brocade, houndstooth, and ditsy floral, adding nods to Moroccan zillij tiling, Turkish kilim rugs, and not shying away from the occasional animal print. The interesting part about this season, though, is that, with patterns being the new normal, J.Crew has seized this opportunity to make statements with solids. So much activity piled together begs for a moment of simplicity. Enter neon orange trousers. Or an over-sized clutch. Or a baby pink cable knit. Or classic point-toe pumps. Or…you get the idea.

J.Crew Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation.
Photo: Getty Images

Along with the Fall 2013 play with negative and positive space, J.Crew is experimenting and giving some love to skirt shapes that aren’t pencil (for once in a very long while). And honestly, we have to say they’re killing it. From just-above-the-knee, grape juice-hued, bedazzled, A-line options to satiny straight-up-and-down wraps to poppy, conceivably seamless minis, we want ALL the options.

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