Pittsburgh Fashion Forecast (via NYFW): J.Crew returns to its roots for fall/winter 2017 collection

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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NEW YORK -- Can old-school style still be relevant, especially in a day and age when shoppers have at their fingertips the ability to purchase the latest fashions? J.Crew thinks so, as long as it's styled with a fresh perspective.

This philosophy rang true in the retailer's fall/winter 2017 collection, which was presented Sunday at Spring Studios in lower Manhattan. Now in its 11th season at New York Fashion Week, J.Crew marked the occasion with a nod to its roots: rugby shirts, corduroy, windbreakers, a touch of tartan and anything tweed. These brand staples were mixed with fun updates, such as pom-pom details and fur bags in electric colors and animal prints.

For the men, J.Crew also revived heritage pieces like "critter" shirts and ties (named for the woodland animals on them) and paired them with wide-leg pants, raw denim and athletic wear.  

The presentation featured 62 looks worn by friends, family and fans of the brand who ranged in age from 9 to 67. Among the models was comedian/entertainer Sandra Bernhard.

"It's chic, comfortable and totally unexpected," she told Vogue about her look.

MORE FOR PITTSBURGH SHOPPERS: Find the latest from J.Crew at the retailer's stores on Walnut Street in Shadyside, Ross Park Mall and South Hills Village. 

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