and here comes the rain…

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Jenna Lyons: The Cult

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After graduating from Parsons in 1990, the then 21-year-old started as an “assistant to an assistant to someone else’s assistant,” as she puts it, designing the company’s old-world men’s rugby shirts. “It’s taken me years to get here, and I’ve cultivated it so carefully,” says Lyons. “But I didn’t think it was possible. I just assumed I’d plateau and that there would be no place for me to go.”

Danielle Sacks for Fast Company Magazine HOW JENNA LYONS TRANSFORMED J.CREW INTO A CULT BRAND  interview here.

Brian Atwood, New York

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Brian Atwood via The Coveteur