Pierre Frey x J. Crew

Pierre Frey x J. Crew

The intersection between interiors and fashion continues to inspire as Pierre Frey x J. Crew have joined forces to collaborate on a chic capsule swim and beach wear collection for the American brand. With the heat of summer making an early appearance in these parts and both national holidays on the horizon, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate for a stylish tropical treat!

Pierre Frey x J. CrewI am always impressed with how Pierre Frey continually seeks out unconventional ways to broaden their horizons. After brainstorming with a J. Crew creative executive over ways to collaborate, they originally digitized five different patterns from both the current collection and archival designs, ultimately selecting the beautiful Alexandrie, one of my personal favorites, for the collection.

Pierre Frey x J. Crew collection-1

With a mutual love of color and pattern, the two brands seemed a natural fit. The collection includes the wear-everywhere tunic at top – you’ll be seeing me in this on Nantucket all summer long –

Pierre Frey x J. Crew one piece

a one piece, above, bikini, below

Pierre Frey x J. Crew bikiniand a lightweight scarf, perfect for cool evenings at the beach.

Pierre Frey x J. Crew scarf

A reproduction of a textile printed in Alsace in the second half of the 19th century, Alexandrie celebrates the romantic orientalist trend of Napolen III and the second empire, just as timely and stylish as it was over a century ago. This rich tradition of European Orientalism, in this case, North Africa, was also seen in the paintings of Delacroix, Gérôme and Fromentin, the writing of Baudelaire and many more.

Pierre Frey in front of Alexandrie at Carptenters Workshop NYC

You may remember Alexandrie also made an appearance in the Pierre Frey installation at Carpenters Workshop last month – Pierre in front of Alexandrie, above.

Pierre Frey x J. Crew fabrics

For a stylish mix of old now new, Alexandrie is available as both fabric and wallcovering for a variety of possibilities.

Pierre Frey Alexandrie

And for a peek at other applications of Alexandrie, Norwegian stylist/designer Rikke Anderson created a fresh entry,

Rikke Anderson entry with Pierre Frey AlexandrieMarie Chrapka of Polish design studio, Colombe Design framed it for a bolt of Parisian chic in a Warsaw apartment,

Pierre Frey Alexandrie in room by Colombe Designand I love how it was featured on this beautiful table in SA House & Garden.

Pierre Frey Alexandrie, photo Karl Rogers for SA House & Garden-1photo by Karl Rogers


6 thoughts on “Pierre Frey x J. Crew

  1. I have the long kaftan. It’s truely divine to wear and I’ve received so many positive comments. I wonder where I can purchase the cotton voile fabric, any idea? I am
    Based in the Uk. Alison@ahilken.com
    Fabulous collection

    • I do too and love it. I think Pierre Frey only offers the fabric (Alexandrie) in a regular cotton, not voile.

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