While J.Crew’s women’s business has hit a few bumps in the road recently, its sister brand, Madewell, has been thriving under the leadership of its newly appointed head of design, Somsack Sikhounmuong. (Seriously, we want all of it.) Fast forward to yesterday and Sikhounmuong was named head of women’s design at J.Crew, reporting into Jenna Lyons, who holds the title of president and creative director (read: power couple). If you’ve fallen for Madewell’s recent influx of classic, sophisticated pieces, you already know a bit about Sikhounmuong. If not, here’s a crash course on the up-and-coming designer.
He's Been Devoted To Fashion Since Childhood
Sikhounmuong hoarded magazines and fantasized about becoming a designer from a young age. He attended Parsons School of Design right after high school, graduating in 1999.