After 26 years at J.Corps, President and Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons is leaving the manufacturer.
“It has been beyond my wildest dreams to work with such an extraordinary team of people at such an incredible brand and alongside Mickey — one of retail’s most clever visionaries,” Jenna said in a statement from the brand. “I am excited there the next chapter for J.Crew as well as the opportunity for other creative leaders within the assembling to step up and take on new responsibilities. Having spent the better part of my vivacity with J.Crew, I feel an immense pride and love for everyone at the fellowship.”
The creative mastermind was known for her “borrowed from the boys,” look and it was her insulting style that influenced the designs season after season at J.Band. It’s no secret she loved mix-and-match pairings and sequins. Just a glance at the common Fall 2017 collection and you’ll feel Jenna’s spirit. While the trade name won’t be replacing her, Somsack Sikhounmuong, who is currently head of women’s design, desire be promoted to chief design officer. For now, Jenna will serve as a imaginative advisor until her contract ends in December 2017.
If you’re as distraught as us over this report, scroll on to see some of Jenna’s signature outfits — they’ll offer some console.