We do heart a good collaboration, so today’s big reveal — Banana Republic meets designer Roland Mouret — had us at hello. The long-awaited capsule collection is a 30-piece, body-con dream of dresses, skirts, tops, blazers and pants perfect for every occasion and will be priced between $50 and $165. A favorite of Kate Middleton, Mouret has met with plenty of attention lately, and with this capsule, it’s clear to see why.
“The common goal for this collection is to offer incredible fit through an assortment of hourglass silhouettes using Banana Republic’s Sloan fabric, extending my love of structure into accessible prices,” Mouret said of the collaboration. “These pieces are multifunctional for the modern woman to wear and accessorize in her own way, making her always ready for life’s journey.” (Did we mention we L-O-V-E him?)
In preparation for tomorrow’s launch, we’ve picked out some of our favorites. Which one’s are on your list?
Midriffs are certainly the way to show a little skin for Spring ’14, but it’s summer now and there’s a new bare body part that’s catching the attention of haute designers like Carven, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs — all who’re showing off the sexy asset in dresses, sweaters and tops. Lookout taut tummy, the bare shoulder is back in town.
Immensely more all-body flattering and reeking of coquette-status, the off-the shoulder cut adds loads of sex appeal without trying too hard. From red-carpet gowns (We’re looking at you Lupita Nyong’o!) to cozy slouchy sweaters, baring your shoulders has never been so on-point.read more