As if the new spring/summer collection from Banana Republic wasn’t exciting enough, this season Banana Republic brings its third iteration of the much-loved Mad Men capsule collection. And this one is extra special since it features one my favorite models, Coco Rocha. I absolutely loved the editorial look with Coco Rocha channeling her inner Twiggy.
I often lament that it would have been great to be born in a different era and the 60s Mad Men era would have been a great time to live in. Considering the variety of silhouettes on the show (think January Jones’ Betty Draper and Christina Hendricks’ Joan Holloway), the collection suitably has designs and cuts for women of all shapes.
Wouldn’t you love wearing something like this everyday?
The collection’s standout pieces for women are the printed shift dresses (which would work well for the Dubai World Cup) and the cropped striped pants. As much as I love the clothes in this collection, it’s the accessories that stole my heart and are going to wreck havoc on my credit card! The jewelry consists of gold-green and gold-blue chunky necklaces and bracelets, as well as geometric printed scarves.
And I absolutely fell in love with the two-tone clutch the lovely Mona at Al Tayer PR sent over! This is definitely going to be my new staple clutch.
And if you’re looking for a more contemporary look, Banana Republic has updated their stores with the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which features some lovely pieces in white and on-trend nautical stripes. Considering temperatures are ramping up, these would make excellent pieces to add to your wardrobe for the Dubai summer season.
For a closer look at the new collection and other Banana Republic news, check out their brand new Facebook page. And make sure to head over to Dubai Mall to grab some of the limited edition Banana Republic Mad Men accessories!
Over the last 2 years of blogging, I’ve had the fortune of attending a lot of fashion shows and product launches. However, as impartial as you try to remain, there are few you look forward to more than the other, and that’s how I feel about Banana Republic.
Banana Republic has always been a brand for me that epitomizes a perfect woman – young, classy, and cultured. The outfits are always well-cut; they have a hint of sexiness that allow you to transition from day to night easily and this year’s holiday collection was no different.
This year’s collection was inspired a very trendy part of New York City, Grammercy Park, which I happened to have visited this summer. The entire collection put me in the mood for a trip back there, albeit in the cooler winter months.
I loved almost all the looks from the collection including the skinny, cropped pants paired with boots for an equestrian feel but hands-down, the LBDs caught the attention of my wallet. The cuts will flatter women of all shapes and sizes.
And if that wasn’t enough, the men’s collection was a standout as well. The jackets are all must-haves and there is a plaid shirt that I’ll be forcing at least one of the men in my life to wear.
So if you’re wishing for a little bit of New York City glamour in Dubai this winter, head over to Banana Republic Dubai Mall for a wardrobe refresher.
So what did you think of the Banana Republic collection?
A few weeks back I attended the Gap Spring/Summer 2012 collection. And recently it was time to check out its bigger and more luxurious brother, i.e. Banana Republic.
I’ll let you in on a secret – if you are ever in the market for the perfect white wedges (which are a must-have for every summer) – you absolutely need to visit Banana Republic. They have the most stylish, comfortable and highly underrated shoe collection any fashion brand has. And while the shoes didn’t disappoint in this collection, the clothes more than left their mark.
Update: The Mad Men collection is available in Dubai and there are some lovely things for both the men and women!
Sometime back we wrote about the Tarte True Blood collection and now comes another collection based on a TV show. This time it’s Banana Republic doing a Mad Men-themed collection.
While you may think that it would be difficult to carry off 60s-themed outfits on a daily basis, Banana Republic has done a good job of maintaining the era’s feel while keeping outfits trendy. The collection is also very work-friendly compared to the Bebe workwear collection.
So are you ready to channel your inner Betty and Don this fall?