The limited edition capsule range has exclusively launched at select Banana Republic stores worldwide and online, appealing to women who adore affordable luxury and innovative designs, plus there is even men`s styles available for the fashion savvy gentleman. The collection has already captured the hearts of celebs like always-looking-flawless Olivia Palermo who was spotted wearing the elephant print shorts and stunning actress Zoe Saldana who opted for the striped fit and flare dress.
Fusing the Banana Republic sense of modern style with Milly`s signature vintage inspired prints and patterns seems so natural and just what we needed to lift our spirits during this crazy up and down weather. The cuts and shapes of the pieces are rather sophisticated yet are given a playful touch thanks to the use of bright colours and standout designs. Feminine silhouettes in splashes of neon will work for holidays abroad as well as days about the city.
Simon Kneen, Banana Republic Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, says:
`We wanted to focus on the vibrant colors and optimistic patterns that highlight the inspiring, fun-loving summer season. Michelle`s keen sense of color, print and pattern are the perfect complement to Banana Republic, and her Hamptons-chic style is a new take on aspirational summer dressing for our consumers.â€
The remarkable capsule collaboration features original designs that incorporate a new exclusive print as well as six beloved Milly prints that have been updated specifically for the collection. Dresses, mini skirts, shorts and tops can be seen in rainbow on-trend hues including lime, coral and navy. Stunning statement jewellery, versatile poolside totes and summer scarves are also available so contemporary dressing is achieved no matter where you are.
Michelle Smith, Founder and Designer of Milly by Michelle Smith, commented:
`I`ve always been a fan of Banana Republic, and when I met Simon we had an immediate and lasting connection. This was my first experience designing menswear, which was a cinch with Simon`s expertise. It`s a very positive, happy collection and I think the colors and patterns really capture the modern spirit of summer.â€
Effortless modernity and chic prints – all you could wish for in a summer collection. Which piece will you be rocking?!