New York—Banana Republic today announced its latest collaboration, a limited-edition, “covetable” capsule collection, focused on “keen understanding of fit and the female form.” Slated to debut in August, this capsule collection draws upon the talents of Roland Mouret.
“Partnering with Banana Republic on this project was such an adventure for me,” says Roland Mouret, founder and designer of his namesake label. “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. These pieces are multi-functional for the modern woman to wear and accessorize in her own way, making her always ready for life’s journey.”
The foundation of the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection–the Banana Republic Sloan fabric – is a blend of rich, bi-stretch fabric, which creates a “magic” fit that shapes through figure-flattering silhouettes. Mouret, famous for his exceptional skills in draping, structure and style, naturally gravitated toward this signature material, which he hand-draped, cut and pinned on the body to create this capsule. The nearly 30-piece collection shines a light on Mouret’s craftsmanship talents through the use of this dynamic fabric.
Mouret is best known for his feminine, hourglass fitted dresses, which have become a favorite among Hollywood stars. In 2006, the British-based designer with a French heart and soul, became a household name when A-listers first wore Mouret’s now-famous Galaxy dress on the red carpet.
The Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection pushes fashion and function with must-have additions to a stylish modern wardrobe. Key details include bold colorblocking, graphic perforated details, leopard prints, playful proportions and, of course, svelte cuts on everything from blazers and pencil skirts to sheath dresses. Apparel and accessories will range in price from $49.50 (belt) to $165.00 (dress).”