Banana Republic Unveils Timely Collaboration with Kate Middleton Fave, Issa
Banana Republic has not been playing coy about the major pop culture association of its latest collaborator, Issa London.
Fashion's Most Stylish Guys Give Mark Zuckerberg an (Almost!) Hoodie-Free Makeover for Facebook's IPO
Mark Zuckerberg is having quite a month. The Father of Facebook just turned 28, bought out Instagram for $1 billion and is now facing the most lucrative point in his career: Going IPO on Friday. We’d offer him a congratulatory “poke” but sadly, that option’s no longer available. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the IPO acronym, it stands for Initial Public Offering-- meaning that the company will finally be open to stock holders where the likes of Wall Street—-and even you!—- can purchase a part of the social media company. But with the estimated $100 billion that’s supposedly coming his way, we’re wondering whether the Harvard dropout will invest in a new wardrobe. Will he finally change out of his usual uniform consisting of dowdy college hoodies, sweat-drenched Adidas shower flip flops, and tattered baggy jeans, into something more uh, dapper? Better yet, the question posed is this: Can all the money in the world transform someone from HTML geek to sartorial chic? Fashionistas can only hope! To give him an extra boost, we’ve enlisted the help of several fashion experts from designers like Carlos Campos, Alan Eckstein from Timo Weiland and Simon Kneen of Banana Republic, to editors from GQ and Esquire, to buyers and the likes to see what kind of advice they’d shed onto Silicon Valley’s hottest star. And regardless of whether he takes our suggestions or not (note to Marky Mark: you really, really should!), happy IPO Day! We’d definitely like to send you a congratulatory poke soon—- this time, live and in-person.
L.A. Toasts the Mad Men Collection for Banana Republic With Janie Bryant, Plus a Closer Look at the Collection
It was a quintessential 1960s house party last night as L.A. fashion insiders traveled back in time to an elegant home in residential Hancock Park to toast the second Banana Republic Mad Men collaboration, the eve before it hits stores nationwide. Ever the charming hosts, costume designer Janie Bryant and brand creative director Simon Kneen warmly greet guests, many of whom donned fabulous Mad Men-inspired ensembles and bold red lips—a stylish salute to Bryant’s behind-the-scenes brilliance.