Real People at J. Crew
There's something for everyone in J.Crew collection featuring real people
To celebrate its 10th anniversary of showing at New York Fashion Week, J. Crew picked models from age 13 to 70 — "all friends of the brand, members of our team and all people we admire," officials explained — to showcase its spring 2017 collection.
The models, who seemed a little overwhelmed by the attention but nevertheless looked like they were having fun during a presentation of the collection, included an architect and amateur carpenter, a sailor and bartender, executive sherpa and amateur pop music historian, and a "dreamer, mother of three and jewelry designer."
They stood in family tableaus, wearing an array of fashionable but wearable clothes, including striped boatneck T-shirts, ruffled skirts, dotted sailor blouses and seersucker jackets.
For women, designer Somsack Sikhounmuong was a bit fashion-forward, with transparent dot crinoline skirts, paint-splattered jeans paired with a man's tuxedo shirt, patio-striped tunics and a slip dresses with creamy paillette feathers or silver sequins.
For men, the look was a bit more classic, with seersucker suits and two-tone chinos, although designer Frank Muytjens had fun with sweaters emblazoned with lighthouse "critters," madras suit jackets, pajama shirts and pants with a contrasting stripe up the side.
Indeed, there seemed to be something for everyone, no matter the age, body type or point of view.