Banana Republic shows spring trends (and sells some)

September 19, 2016 

Banana Republic held its spring 2017 presentation on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the Cedar Lake venue in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. Select pieces from the collection went on sale after the event.

NEW YORK ó Spring was blooming over the weekend at Banana Republicís New York Fashion Week presentation. But thereís no need to wait until then to take home the looks.

Collections that premiere during the September fashion typically arenít available for several months. But Banana Republic is one of many retailers opting for the see now/buy now format in which trends show up immediately on social media and on the market.

Fifteen pieces ó including shirt dresses, a fringe sweatshirt, a cropped moto jacket and a couple of Italian suede shoulder bags ó went on sale at and Banana Republicís Flatiron store in New York City following the event. They were curated by brand style ambassador Olivia Palermo.

The rest of the collection will hit stores early next year. Inspired by the colors and landscapes of India, the brand showed checkered suits and separates, unassuming paisley prints, sophisticated-yet-wearable textures and neutrals punched up with pops of color.



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