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J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons gave The Guardian an inside look at the making of J.Crew's well-received fall collection; namely, how she was inspired to go big and bold with this particular '70s-inspired lineup. According to the report, Lyons was simply bored with what designers had been churning out lately and decided to amp up the attention-grabbing facets of J.Crew's designs. "I think we were missing the sparkle a little," Lyons told The Guardian. "We'd gotten a little bit quiet. It's not just us—fashion generally has gone a bit quiet, I think. So this season I was like: ‘Damn, give me sequins!'"
The resulting collection sounds exactly like what Lyons wanted it to be: J.Crew's wearable sensibility injected with bold colors and and a heavy dose of sequins that got everyone talking.