Though we’ve been seeing some white on the runway, most collections have veered towards the dark side, so it was a refreshing burst of energy to see J. Crew’s Fall 2012 collection with its vibrant color palette. This season’s collection marks the first by Tom Mora and it stayed true to the brand’s dolled-up prep.
Key looks mixed glam touches like floor length pleated skirts with fitted cable knit sweaters, which resulted in a collection that had wide-range appeal. Looking for a simple striped top? Done. Sequins galore? They’ve got it, along with trousers in a slew of patterns, menswear-inspired blazers, tailored outerwear, structured bags in a variety of sizes, and shoes, which will be sold online, designed in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik.