Sonia Rykiel has passed away, J.Crew is coming to Nordstrom, a documentary about Japanese denim, and more fashion news that caught our attention in August.

Fashion Fact

Sonia Rykiel, often dubbed the Queen of Knitwear, not only invented the “poor boy” sweater — a ribbed pullover with high cut arm holes and a shrunken fit — but also was one of the first designers to feature words and motifs on sweaters, inspiring generations of women to make a statement.