NEW YORK -- And now for the clothes all of America wears. J. Crew’s fall-winter 2013 presentation Tuesday morning at New York Fashion Week was a crush of camera phones, as people angled for shots of pieces that have no doubt already made it onto shopping lists.
The look: Marrakech prep. Lots of color. Tailored separates in menswear tweeds and houndstooth. Hand-embroidered and beaded boho sweaters and popover tops. Multicolored jacquard tops and a little J. Crew sparkle thrown in for extra oomph. Shearling satchels, beaded baseball caps and chandelier crystal necklaces, including one very cool one in matte black.
The inspiration:A trip to Marrakech that Tom Morra, head of J. Crew Women’s design, took last fall. The colorful markets, patterned rugs and tile work he saw there.
The verdict:Fun and accessible. What more could you ask for? And it’s cool to see a little boho funk working its way into J. Crew’s classic aesthetic.