Jenna Lyons Is Set To Exit J. Crew

BY Alexandra Venison / Apr 4 2017 / 15:04 PM

Leaving the brand after 26 years

Jenna Lyons Is Set To Exit J. Crew

Holding the helm as J. Crew’s President and Creative Director for over two decades, Jenna Lyons made a name for herself as not only a designer but a businesswoman too. Having been recognised globally for helping to shape the brand into the fashion powerhouse it is today, Lyons was also loved for her avant-garde styling both personally and within the pages of the J. Crew lookbooks.

Having started with the brand back in 1990 and after the Chief Executive of J. Crew Mickey Drexler joined back in 2003, she quickly rose to president of the brand in 2010. Now stepping aside, Lyons said in a statement, “I am excited about the next chapter for J.Crew as well as the opportunity for other creative leaders within the organisation to step up and take on new responsibilities. Having spent the better part of my life with J.Crew, I feel an immense pride and love for everyone at the company."

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Speaking to the Business of Fashion Drexler said, “"It's been a great run. There's a lot of mutual respect between Jenna and me.” Set to take her place, the current head of womenswear Somsack Sikhounmuong is set to step up as creative director. As for Lyons she is yet to announce her next move within the industry – but we’re sure it’s going to be a good one.