The seven-piece collection was part of Altuzarra’s prize for winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund last year. Runners up Pamela Love and Shane Gabier and Chris Peters from Creatures of the Wind will also debut their lines in May and June, respectively.
Altuzarra told the New York Times about his inspiration:
“J. Crew stands for that very American idea of prep, but I thought it would be cool to do something inspired by Bardot and St.-Tropez … It’s very Jean Seberg. There’s the idea of Breton sweaters, denim skirts, and what you would wear on the French Riviera.”
Pieces from the collection range from $85 for sweaters to $345 for espadrilles. Considering that clothing from Altuzarra’s eponymous line start around $900, the prices for his collection with J. Crew are well within our budgets.
Start scooping out your favorites from the collection before they land in stores this Thursday. But wait, where’s that red and blue striped sweater?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
[New York Times]