"Thanks!" to Louise, Theo, & Desert Flower, who let us know that the Satorialist is working with J.Crew on a feature showing how J.Crew is styled all over the world.
To see more about this creative project, there is a post over at the Satorialist (click here) as well as a special feature over at J.Crew (click here) that is worth checking out. J.Crew shares:
J.Crew is all about an inspiring mix of timeless designs crafted from some of the finest fabrics around the globe. Now that we’re shipping worldwide, we can’t wait to see how our seriously stylish new friends are wearing their favorite pieces. So we sent photographers Garance Doré and Scott Schuman on an eight-city tour to gather the evidence—proving that amazing style, one-of-a-kind color and impeccable quality know no time zone…There is a great article at WWD about this feature too (click here to read in its entirety):
J.Crew Taking Global ViewIt is always neat to see how fashion is translated by different cities. It is even better to see how J.Crew pieces are being worn by international fashionistas.
By David Moin
June 15, 2012
J.Crew has a soft-sell approach to the hard task of cultivating an international audience. Starting today, the homepage of jcrew.com overseas will have a “Hello World” greeting designating a section featuring “style-makers” from different countries and different realms. Publishers, retailers, photographers and bloggers are profiled with photo diaries, short videos and concise commentaries on their personal style. They also wear an item from J.Crew, to show how it integrates into their outfits and lifestyles, but the profiles focus on the individuals rather than J.Crew product. “We’re looking to make a real personal connection, not just splash ads all over the place,” J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons told WWD. “We’re not talking about us so much. We wanted a different level of honesty and integrity. It’s more humble.”
Jcrew.com/helloworld features Hilary Tsui, style blogger and owner of the well-known Hong Kong boutique Liger; TK Mak, creator of Hong Kong-based pop culture magazine Milkk; Berlin’s Sven Schumann, founder of online magazine The Talks, and Popeye Magazine editor in chief Takahiro Kinoshita of Tokyo. In July, five more style influencers from Paris, Milan, London and Sydney will be on Hello World.
To create Hello World, J.Crew enlisted CFDA Award-winning fashion photographers and bloggers Garance Doré and Scott Schuman, who happen to be a couple, to travel the globe and photograph, film and profile the tastemakers.
Also, Hello World offers customers outside of North America “insider” benefits such as complementary expedited shipping, priority access to personal shoppers and duty-free shopping through Aug. 31.
Asked how familiar people overseas are with J.Crew, Lyons replied, “That’s the magic question. We don’t know,” though she said in some places, the response is surprising. “The people on Hello World will help validate and spread the word for us. They have cool, individual styles — a point of view.”
Lastly, the insider benefit of expedited shipping and duty free shopping is a fantastic perk for international shoppers of J.Crew. Great move!
What are your thoughts on the Hello World feature by J.Crew? Do you like how the pieces are worn? Do you think J.Crew has global appeal? :)