After our head women’s designer Somsack bought one of Drake’s tapestry-inspired bandanas
from our men’s collection, he was so impressed (and got so many compliments) that he asked to
collaborate with them on a women’s collection.
Drake’s was founded in 1977 by haberdasher Michael Drake, who became famous on Savile Row for
his exquisite printed pocket squares and ties. Creative director Michael Hill took the helm in 2010,
growing the brand’s reputation for vibrant, innovative prints.
We pored over more than 2,000 patterns in the Drake’s archives in London to find our three favorite
prints: Bird of Paradise, Bengal Tiger and Midnight Unicorn.
These patterns were inspired by a wide range of sources, from Tibetan art to medieval Tudor
OUR INSPIRATION BOARD
Boudoir dressing, classic men’s tailoring, Italian interiors, the rich color of a velvet couch… We
could go on.
THE SAMPLES ARRIVE
Each design was recolored in custom shades from our J.Crew color library—wine lilac, verdigris
peach, peony guava and navy driftwood—and printed in Italy on 100 percent silk.
Shop the Drake’s for J.Crew collection here.