New York Fashion Week: Joyful J.Crew

j crew new york fashion week spring summer 2011 2012 inspiration collection show
I’m going crazy for J.Crew’s latest collection, as seen at this week’s New York fashion week. Super-bright in a mis-matched sorta way, the colours are so juicy I could take a big old bite. Just a few years ago, it would have been unheard of for a catalogue brand to show in New York! But thrifty fashion is getting cool, right? Is it because everyone’s looking to spend a little less? Or are the bargain brands raising their game?