J.Crew Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection Was Inspired By 1920s Berlin

J.Crew Autumn/Winter 2014 collection was inspired by 1920s Berlin

Launching in the UK last year, we couldn’t wait to see what the J.Crew A/W14 collection had to offer. Since it’s reinvention as the chic alternative to Ralph Lauren prep, J.Crew has forged it’s own path in the fashion world, becoming synonymous with a contemporary fusion of print and texture. And fuse it did; inspired by Berlin in the 1920s, we loved the mix of florals with denim, fur with silk and smart with casual. Everything we’ve come to expect from the preppy American label.

Here are our favourite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection:

The combination of a bold block colour with a deep dark pattern is a look we can really get on board with. The ultimate street-style look if you ask us, this outfit is suitable for so many different occasions and bang on trend for Fall. If we know our J.Crew, that coat will reveal a t-shirt style top, and we will be very happy.


This ensemble makes us want to dig our jeans out the back of the wardrobe. Our only adjustment would be slightly ripped jeans, to give the waist down a bit more depth. We love the accessorising on this look, and need that two tonal scarf in our lives!


We loved the combination of rust and pastel pink, as well as the amazing and comfy textures. This look is the epitome of J.Crew; a smart overall look created with casual individual pieces.

Once again, Jenna Lyons showed us a brilliant collection with the prevalence of masculine and bold colours. Oversized coats were thrown over shoulders in a nonchalant gesture of cool and white shirts peeking out over coat collars hinted at an inner adult. Head of women’s design, Tom Mora was inspired by Otto Dix’s 1926 painting of Sylvia Von Heden and her trip to Berlin, thus explaining all the fur.

Overall, we loved these autumnal looks and cannot wait until they trickle down into the London flagship store!

Annabelle Slator

Annabelle is the Fashion Editorial Assistant for Your Coffee Break. She spends most of her time living out of suitcase, running between her university course in Leicester and her fashion future in London.