Jenna Lyons Steps Down

By Amber Monaé

Yesterday, it was announced that fashion icon Jenna Lyons is leaving her role at J.Crew after 26 yrs together. She will continue to be creative advisor for the brand until her contract expires this December. Her quirky styling sensibilities, affinity for mixed prints, and ability to seamlessly mix elements of menswear with feminine staples gave the brand’s preppy wares a modern, fresh appeal — seen in everything from its catalogs to its well-loved New York Fashion Week presentations.  Lyons reportedly had been spending much less time on day-to-day design duties, positioning her as more of a face of J.Crew than a creative director. The Women’s Head of Design, Somsack Sikhounmuong — who moved to J.Crew from sister label Madewell in 2015 — will be promoted to the role of chief design officer. –fashionista

Still one of my favorite looks she wore to Solange’s wedding in New Orleans