October 10, 2013: The Banana Republic Holiday Collection was unveiled in a glittering affair at the very fitting, Studio F, at Emirates Towers, Dubai last night.
Models took to the catwalk and showcased key pieces from the new collection, including, luxe, structured coats, tailored trousers and soft knit sweaters, while soulful singer, Kerrie-Anne entertained guests in perfect pitch.
A delectable selection of canapés and refreshing beverages ensured that VIP guests and key media were able to party the night away in absolute style and elegance-words that have become synonymous with the Banana Republic brand.
One of the key stories that inspired the Banana Republic Holiday 2013 Collection is Varsity team. Colors offer bright punches in solid columns of bold hues. Simple silhouettes bring a sexy allure to her drop-waist and fit-and-flare dresses, set in palettes of cobalt to peacock blue and siren red. Sharp monochromatic separates give her a sophisticated polish. Butterscotch yellow, cherry red and deep river blue dot his outerwear. A plush olive parka with a golden yellow lining illustrates this best.
Function and style meet in perfect step with youthful, military references in his work and everyday wear. Tailored trousers in gunmetal gray to a slim wool cargo pant in dark olive are set against pops of camouflage, while outerwear finds military precision with zippered pockets and quilted layers.
Holiday nods to luxe mountain living. Fair Isle trappings and sensible layers are elevated with a rich mix of textures from flannel to jacquard to faux mink. A velvet blazer paired with a heavy gauge twist-yarn turtleneck sweater bring chic warmth to his weekend escape, while crisp graphic prints breathe new life into her traditional cool-weather wear. The clean contrast of black and white with touches of fur and leather offer her the glamour of Gstaad with uncomplicated sophistication, a Banana Republic trade mark and one of the season's most appealing charms.
The 2013 Banana Republic Holiday Collection is now available in all stores.