Exclusive: Joan Smalls on Perfecting the Fashion Statement

With fashion week officially upon us, it seems appropriate that international supermodel Joan Smalls wants you to make the street your runway—the tagline for her F/W 15 True Religion capsule collection. “I want to tell women shine bright,” Smalls says of the 19-piece line. “Make sure all eyes are on you, but in a positive way.” Heads are sure to turn when they see the bold graphic prints, edgy zipper detailing, and unique textures featured throughout the model-off-duty-inspired collection, available online and in-store today. To celebrate the launch, we chatted with Smalls about the woman she designs for, finding that perfect pair of jeans, and, of course, the key to making a statement on the streets. Keep reading for our exclusive interview, and shop our favorite JS x TR pieces.