Jay Godfrey Fall 2015

Jay Godfrey F15 (11)From the press notes:

The Jay Godfrey fall 2015 collection is an homage to the designer’s beginnings with a decidedly subversive takes on tailoring. A deeply rooted love for Savile Row is demonstrated throughout a strong, feminine collection that includes luxurious albeit nonconformist takes on suitings, embellished tweeds, modern ultrasuedes, and metallic accented jerseys.

Mood board inspirations look to glamorous references like 1970s YSL, British tailoring mavericks like Tommy Nutter and Ozwald Boateng, and counter culture icons like Sex Pistols manager Malcolm Mclaren.


New York-based designer Jay Godfrey is the founder and creative director behind his eponymous collection of sleek, sexy and sophisticated designs. Perpetually inspired by the chic New York woman, Godfrey’s goal as a designer is to meld the classic tailoring techniques with modern silhouettes and luxurious fabrics.

The result is his distinctive contemporary collection of dresses and separates that accentuate the female figure. Godfrey describes himself as a minimalist who embraces color in an unmistakably sensual way.

Godfrey realized his dream of becoming a designer while working his first summer job at Hugo Boss. He studied finance at Montreal’s McGill University in order to gain a grounding in business and accounting. Upon graduating, Godfrey headed to Wall Street and worked for Citigroup.

While learning the finer points of finance, Jay’s goal of designing a collection led him to Parsons School of Design. An internship with Oscar de la Renta fine-tuned the young designer’s style and technique, and helped him determine the ultimate Jay Godfrey woman.

Having only been in business for six years, Godfrey has quickly cultivated his signature aesthetic, which perfectly lends itself to the fashion-forward and glamorous woman. The collection has caught the media’s attention and has been featured in WWD, ELLE, Cosmopolitan and the New York Post.

Godfrey’s designs have also captured a loyal celebrity following and he is proud to have dressed Eva Longoria, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Angie Harmon, Eve, Leighton Meester, Petra Nemcova, and Sarah Michelle Geller.

Photos by Mari Davis