Marissa Webb Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

PRESENTATION: Marissa Webb Spring 2013 RTW

THEME: J.Crew who?

HAIR: Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, using Oribe

MAKEUP: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

SHOES & ACCESSORIES: bright ankle strap heels and simple clutches by Marissa Webb

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: The chatter, some queries more hushed than others, surrounding Marissa Webb’s first presentation are of course J.Crew-related. How will her first collection stack up to the aesthetic of her former employer? We have Webb, the previous head of women’s design at the beloved retailer, to thank for many of the brand’s staples: slouchy basics, punchy colors, and of course, we love a good sequin.

So was Webb’s collection a departure? No. An aqua sequined top and neon green sequined shorts are especially reminiscent of the retailer, even the models’ slightly mussed low ponytails seemed taken from the catalog, but so what? She did at J.Crew what she’s primed to do with her own collection: making the flashy nonchalant and wearable. The variety of looks-short suits, head-to-toe color, a mix of black and white, interesting patterns-prove she has a lot to offer. We look forward to what she has up her sleeve next. Soon enough, we’ll be asking: J.Crew is looking a lot like Marissa Webb these days, isn’t it?