Roland Mouret Collaborates With Banana Republic-------
For women who have always dreamed of owning a Roland Mouret “Galaxy” dress, getting the look will be a whole lot easier come August. Mouret has teamed up with Banana Republic for a twenty-five-piece capsule collection comprised of pants, skirts, tops, and, of course, exceptionally tailored dresses. Mouret says the collection won’t include watered-down copies of past designs, but will instead give the global Banana Republic customer base the luxury of an ultra-flattering yet attainable dress. “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,” he said. Mouret experimented with color-blocking, leopard prints, and new proportions, which he hand-draped, cut, and pinned to the body.
“I’m so inspired by Roland’s skill for draping and fit,” said Melloney Birkett, vice president of women’s design at Banana Republic. “He has such a strong sense of how to dress a woman, and brings a beautiful sensuality to his work.” The collection will be available in select Banana Republic stores worldwide and online from August 2014, and prices will range from $49.50 to $165.