Gap is excited to announce the launch of its Holiday Collection for 2013. Both the men and women's collections draw from the rich color palettes of country woods, Alpine chalets and spectacular jeweled tones, while continuing to incorporate its signature heritage trademark of 1969 denim. Encapsulating Gap's heritage, the ‘1969' collection continues to be a key focus with Straight, Skinny, Slim and Standard cuts in a variety of colors including Smoke, Riviera and Southside cementing Gap's presence in the market.
The ‘Super Glow' style story consists of incredible rich textures and tones, with waffle knits, wool moto Jackets and neutral-toned Academy Blazers, a key highlight in the women's collection, while the men's collection sees cotton and cashmere crewneck jumpers, puffer vests and slim fit Bedford Cords stylishly leading the way.
The Holiday collection sees an increase in the amount of treatment methods used on the denim, ensuring a fresh, on-trend take on these classic tailored fits. The 'Uniform Blues' style story in the women's collection includes rich, new denim textures punctuated with shiny metallic. Key pieces highlights include foiled Legging Jeans in gold and metallic blues, ombre jeggings and denim jackets, Cable Step Hem Boyfriend Sweaters and fashion ombre sweatshirts.
Another style story in the women's collections is ‘Wood and Ceramic' which is deeply rooted in grey denim and accentuated with touches of animal print. The collection's key pieces include printed crew necks, novelty sweatshirts, and Always Skinny silver and broken-in straight denim jeans.
The ‘Evergreen' style story has inspired both the men's and women's collections with great prints and bold pastel colors. The women's collection is punctuated by work wear incorporating a variety of tailored shirts and cropped trousers. The men's collection is very tailored and classic adding a casual edge to the working wardrobe. Classic Straight and tailored Slim khaki trousers, V-neck and textured sweaters complete this collection.
Drawing inspiration from the vibrant color palette of rich ‘Winter Vegetables', plaid Boyfriend and stripe Rugby shirts, Fair Isle sweaters and Raglan long-sleeve tri-blend tees pay homage to the crisp coziness of the cooler season.
The ‘Town and Country' style story adds a hint of metallic and shine to the women's Holiday collection with two curated stores around black and gray, as well as navy and shine. Key pieces include shine-embellished knits, dip dye shine denim, and convertible sweaters.
‘Alpine Chalet' has inspired both the men's and women's collections this season. Key pieces include lived-in Straight and Slim denim, Skinny khaki, and plaid shirts. The women's collection encompasses red, white, and blue athletic-inspired pieces including luxe striped tees, varsity-style graphics, and ultra Skinny denim with piping.
The ‘Rip and Repair' collection includes lighter blue washes in denim with feminine pastel, featured in the Always Skinny, Sexy Boyfriend and Real Straight cuts. The collection is tied together beautifully with chambray shirting, floral bomber jackets and Breton stripe knits in a variety of wistfully feminine pastels.
The ‘Hyper Pastel' style story for women incorporates the legging jean in indigo and pastel washes with easy striped sweaters and great layering knits.