Now that the madness of the Spring 2009 shows are mostly over we are free to focus on what more fashion retailers will be focusing on for the increasingly tricky to forecast Spring 2009 recession season. Women's Wear Daily had a special preview of J. Crew and Madewell for Spring 2009. that they said was all about contrasts and closet-raiding. Typical J.Crew fare like slouchy menswear blazers and vintage detailing (reinvented with jacquard) was contrasted with a muted color palette of mint greens and nudes that made it a more typically trendy collection than J.Crew's formerly bright saturated preppy image. it was a pleasing set of collections from creative director Jenna Lyons.