Banana Republic, a subsidiary of Gap, is making waves in the fashion world with its exclusive capsule collection created in partnership with renowned designer Peter Do. The ‘BR x Peter Do’ collection, comprising 28 carefully curated pieces, seamlessly combines exceptional craftsmanship and versatile design elements that draw from the distinct brand identities of both collaborators.
Inspired by Banana Republic’s rich archives, Peter Do embarked on redefining American clothing with a strong emphasis on inclusivity. The outcome is a gender-inclusive array of ready-to-wear styles and accessories that ingeniously meld Peter Do’s signature neutral color palette with the timeless silhouettes that define Banana Republic.
Peter Do shared insights into this exciting collaboration, stating, «For BR x Peter Do, our primary focus was the creation of universal pieces designed for versatility, everyday wear, and enduring style. Our mutual dedication to quality ensures that these pieces become wardrobe essentials, offering a renewed sense of freshness with each wear.»
The collection encompasses several key highlights, including transformative outerwear pieces such as the Detachable Pleated Trench, City Coat, and Detachable Utility Trench. It also offers a selection of essential pieces for a well-rounded wardrobe, such as the Leather Utility Shirt, Tuxedo Utility Blazer, Tuxedo Drill Trousers, and an assortment of layering items, including the Utility Dress, Detachable Turtleneck Sweater, Artisan Tunic, Sweater Tanks, and Convertible Sweater Vest. To complete the look, the collection includes accessories like silk scarves and a stylish leather belt bag.
Incorporating Peter Do’s unique New York sensibility into Banana Republic’s timeless styles, the collection features a monochromatic, vintage map of Brooklyn on select pieces. There’s also a touch of whimsy with a charming banana sketch adorning specific items within the collection. The price range is designed to cater to diverse preferences, with options spanning from $100 for knit tanks and silk scarves to $1,200 for exquisite outerwear pieces.
Meena Anvary, the Head of Marketing at Banana Republic, expressed her excitement about the collaboration, stating, «BR x Peter Do allows our brands to connect with a new generation of fashion and culture enthusiasts. By uniting our rich heritage with Peter’s unique design sensibilities, we’ve created a fresh and effortless look that perfectly complements the multifaceted lives of our customers. We’re thrilled to offer a collection that promises to be a timeless wardrobe staple for years to come.