As we slip from Fall into Holiday, the warm feeling deepens across the collection with the richness of the autumnal mood becoming stronger. Like the oncoming of any season, there is not a flick of a switch, from one month to the next but a smooth transition into flannels and tweeds that mark the onset of Holiday offering a fashion mix of sweaters, separates, elegant dresses and statement outerwear.
Gramercy Park, a unique square in New York, a charming place with clean architecture, surrounded by a hip and urban neighborhood, elegant town houses, chic residences and cool eateries that combine the feel of a charming country town with the allure of an amazing city forms the source of inspiration for the new holiday collection of Banana Republic. The soft warmth of the country is captured through a mix of tweeds and a colour palette dominated by warm camels and browns. While the sophistication of a captivating city is reflected by Grey flannels, sharp tailoring and overcoats with sartorial smartness, that are quintessentially Banana Republic. Touches of country eccentricity influence details such as colour pops under collars, cuffs, linings or unexpectedly found in accessories.
The collection embraces the festive spirit of the season : the colours, the cheerful mood, the joy, the magic of giving and the simple happiness of being together with the ones you love. Warm and happy but clean and graphic define the classic themes for the season with a 21st century Banana Republic twist that offer a modern take on traditional moments that surround the holidays.
Holiday reds are renewed by using a range from burgundy through crimson to cranberry and Rudolph Red creating a harmonious range beyond the traditional and swaying into the modern. Winter whites extend into pales of dove grey and baby camel and the holiday plaids are tuned to bold checks. Gorgeous rich texture is paramount in sweaters coupled with punctuated modern takes on argyle patterns across men's and women's. The gifting table is set up for a delightful feast combining cold weather accents and the ‘little luxury' moments for the perfect gift to give and to get.
The party moment is more subtle with punctuation in sophisticated sparkle and rich embellishment to create adaptability. Dresses allow functional appeal as work wear, with a touch of shine and textures that create a glamorous mix for evening wear. Across dresses, the ‘Little Black Dress' offers the perfect versatility, seamlessly taking our holiday girl from desk to dinner.
Elevated design details, novelty fabrics and textures, polished separates, warm checks, sweaters, dresses and outerwear are the key signature elements that define the collection.