Banana Republic Bring 'Mad Men' Look to the Forefront
Banana Republic Bring 'Mad Men' Look to the Forefront

Sydney, June 23, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - (Global Fashion Wire) - Banana Republic, owned by specialty retailer Gap, Inc. (googlechartNYSE:GPS), will be launching a capsule collection of 'Mad Men' men and women's fashions during August this year, marking another year of collaboration with the iconic AMC show. The collection, consisting of 65 pieces will entail clothing and accessories such as; chunky-meets-streamlined knit sweaters, tailored suit separates and fitted trousers, as well as classic accessories with character, including a money clip, cotton pocket squares, silk ties, tie bars and fedora hats, all influenced by the 'Mad Men' series.

The collection focusing on 1960's style for men and women was brought about by the collaboration with Emmy(R) Award-winning 'Mad Men' costume designer Janie Bryant, encompassing an effortlessly chic and tailored fashion, modern prints and playful accessories. The affordable and accessible luxury collection will be sold throughout Banana Republic stores and online at http://www.bananarepublic.com

"Working with Janie to gain a true understanding of the 'Mad Men' look and feel was a delight," says Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen. "Janie was instrumental in helping us achieve the series aesthetic and standard of authenticity with this capsule collection, offering sketches, her own inspirations and actual artifacts from the production set to help inspire the 'Mad Men' within all of us."

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