Date: June 12. Venue: J.Crew (SoHo – 99 Prince Street)
Design houses Public School, Marc Alary and Juan Carlos Obando team with J.Crew to present three uniquely fascinating fashion capsules.
Known for his sensually colorful and free-flowing eveningwear, Juan Carlos meshes his artistic vision with J.Crew’s DNA for styles that include his signature logo t-shirt, tiered flamenco skirts and an effortlessly flattering chambray jumpsuit.
The super-humble two-time CFDA finalist tells Jesenia’s Goodie Bag The Fashion Fund was a great learning experience. Among his list of high-profile clients include actress Cate Blanchett.
Marc Alary for J.Crew
“The French poet with a love for monkeys” as Anna Wintour calls him, shares with Jesenia’s Goodie Bag the inspiration behind his J.Crew collection. Presented by J.Crew with an indigo blue palette, Marc worked tirelessly on a thought-provoking concept during the long winter season. As he yearned for Spring, his creative vision began to take form, zeroing in on one particular seasoned animal; the Indigo Bunting Bird. Emerging only in Spring, this pint-sized indigo and cerulean blue feathered songbird made perfect sense and transitioned perfectly on delicately painted t-shirts, braided charm bracelets, dangling earrings and brooches.
For more on Marc Alary, discover his magical animal kingdom of fine jewelry at marcalary.com
Public School for J.Crew
What can I say about Public School that hasn’t already been the topic of discussion by Anna Wintour? The CFDA-winning design-duo Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne bring a New-York-State-of-Mind into their distinctive approach to fashion. Dominating menswear with artfully chosen musically inspired Ready-To-Wear, they’ve also opened a pool of new clients by inducting Womenswear into their collection. Chow & Osborne pride themselves at cohesively blending high fashion with street-style-cool. Their J.Crew collection of blazer-vests, tuxedo jackets, chambrays, printed tank tops and sweat suits personify Public School’s innate qualities, while keeping true to J.Crew’s fundamental elements.
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