Banana Republic showed their fall collection yesterday on the second floor of the Bowery hotel, set to a live, soulful soundtrack by A Fine Frenzy. For fall, Banana Republic is falling instep with the '70s trend in a major way--looks were described as "Dunaway-esque" on the line sheet.
Creative director Simon Kneen sent out menswear-inspired pants and drape front pencil skirts in browns and camels paired with knits in mustard, tomato and plum over silk blouses. There were flashes of winter white too, as well as animal prints here and there on lady like gloves and swing coats. The collection felt luxe, cozy, and inviting despite the steamy temps inside the venue. Also The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi and Samantha Bee were inexplicably there. New campaign stars maybe? That would be awesome.
Check out the fall collection. All photos: Don Ashby