J. Crew releases capsule collection by Sarah Zellweger
Just ahead of summer, J. Crew has released a capsule collection collaboration with SZ Blockprins designer Sarah Zellweger. The collection of lightweight tunics and caftans carry Zellweger’s trademark handmade prints.
SZ Blockprints is known for its completely handmade prints, which are created in Jaipur using carved blocks. Artisans carve each pattern into wooden blocks, which are then dipped in color and stamped onto stretches of fabric. Purchases from SZ Blockprints also support education for women and girls in India.
Zellweger’s creations for J. Crew are made with the same artisanal technique. The capsule collection for the brand includes skirts, tunics and dresses with red and green prints. Prices range from $68 for skirts to $98 for the dresses. The line also includes children’s pieces.
The retail chain announced last month that Jenna Lyons would be leaving the company after 26 years. She will remain as a creative advisor at J. Crew until the end of the year. Somsack Sikhounmuong, formerly head of design for J. Crew’s Madewell brand, has been named chief design officer following Lyons’ departure.
Like many chain retail stores in the U.S, J. Crew has seen its sales decline in recent months. GSO Capital Partners recently acquired the brand’s $2 billion debt.
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