Hamptons-inspired Prep-central retailer J. Crew has partnered up with 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient (and absolutely phenomenal Nepali fashion designer), Prabal Gurung for a (very) exclusive capsule collection. By very exclusive, we’re talking a mere fifty pieces produced of some of the designs.
Being a loyal Prabal fan, I have been anticipating the release of the collection. I have never bought anything from J. Crew before (for some reason their clothes fit a little awkward and bunchy on me…could be my 5’1 3/4 stature), however I often admire the color blocked perfectly pleated ensembles styled on the mannequins.
The Collection (images from NYMAG’s The Cut):
Exploding Bow Dress, $395. (It’s navy blue in color). I love this dress, it’s elegant yet versatile and smart-casual enough to be worn to a summery Sunday brunch as well as to a wedding. The pairing with the sandals add an element of laid-back chic.
It’s not exactly a cheap collection by any means, but a rare one (and still cheaper than Prabal Gurung label) which adds to it’s allure. My personal opinion is that the line is very appropriate for one retailed under J. Crew yet still has the elegance, pizzazz and feminine essence of rapidly rising fashion luminary, Prabal Gurung. CFDA winners Eddie Borgo and Billy Reid are also scheduled to release their capsule collections for J.Crew in the coming couple of months, most definitely looking forward to that as well.
Images: NY MAG
For more information: Prabal Gurung for J. Crew