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The second annual collaboration between J.Crew and the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund leads off today with winner Joseph Altuzarra's collection for that company and it has been generating huge amounts of interest, possibly because images of the line have not been disseminated widely (until now), resulting in publications like Vogue having to stage their own looks for the media.  Described as "French Preppy" because the Paris-born, New York-based Altuzarra unrepentantly pulls from French design (and of course J.Crew is the leader in all things preppy), Altuzarra's seven-piece capsule collection includes denim skirts, sweaters and gingham shirts and dresses.

The runners up for this year's award, Pamela Love and the Creatures of the Wind, have also produced collections with J.Crew which will be released on May 14 and  June 11 respectively.  The collection from Pamela Love includes boyfriend jeans, belts and jackets while that from Creatures of the Wind includes twinsets, floral summer dresses and Oxfords.

Altuzarra's collection is available online from today and at J.Crew's Fifth Avenue flagship on April 23.  Have a look at some of the individual pieces after the jump.