J.Crew's Jenna Lyons Steps Down as Creative Director After 26 Years
Farewell to the woman who dressed America like herself.
Jenna Lyons announced today that she is stepping down as Creative Director of J.Crew after over two decades. Responsible for preppy styles entering the mainstream, Lyons influenced a generation with her bright and bold designs based off of her own look. Her exit is rumored to be due to the net sales of J. Crew reducing by $2 billion USD in the 2016 fiscal year; a result of the market shift toward streetwear and athleisure. J.Crew chief executive Millard “Mickey” Drexler tells Business of Fashion that “it was time for a change” but shares that he and Lyons are still on good terms.
Somsack Sikhounmuong will take on Lyons’ responsibilities formerly serving as the brand’s head of women’s design. All eyes will be on Sikhounmuong as he takes on the position in a time of peril for the fashion giant.
- Business Of Fashion
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