DC Native to Launch First Clothing Collection in Rockville

Designer Jaclyn Berzon, a Potomac native who moved to New York after college to work in fashion, will launch her first clothing collection, Jac + Jay, Thursday night with a pop-up shop at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville.

Unlike many freshman collections, there’s a sophistication to Berzon’s designs, which focus on structured basics for the modern woman. From a white crop top set to a feminine-yet-functional white blazer to a festive leather dress, the collection is all the basics an urban lady would need to get through the fall in style.

“My design approach is always a minimalist, simplistic, and cleaned lined style,” says Berzon. “I follow modern architecture and open interiors for inspiration. I see form and function in architectural lines, and it translates to my designs.”

Though her line is now based in New York, Berzon wanted to bring her collection home to DC for the launch.

“It was very important for me to return home to launch my collection with my friends and family who have been so supportive of me and my career along the way,” says Berzon.

Her Maryland launch will be followed by a New York presentation on November 19. Currently, the collection, which runs in the $150 to $695 price range, is only available at her pop-up shops in DC and New York, but an online shop will open soon.

Take a peek at her collection below, then head to Rockville tonight from 5 to 8 PM to shop the collection.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.