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First Look: Banana Republic Fall 2012 Leaves Mad Men in the '60s

Banana Republic Fall 2012, via courtesy photo
Banana Republic Fall 2012, via courtesy photo

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Coming on the heels of their second Mad Men capsule, does Banana Republic's latest collection stick with the retro vibe? Nope. We stopped by Banana's Fall 2012 preview this week and got a peek at a line that's as modern as it is wearable. Creative Director Simon Kneen told us the office-chic line is inspired by the colors and mood of New York in September—"The beautiful colors of the park, the greys of the pavement, the fruit that's selling on the streets"—and is designed for a busy work-to-evening lifestyle that's entirely 2012.

Expect sleek cropped pants and A-line skirts, cozy layers in grey and black, and pops of burgundy and gold. And capes! So many capes. "We're showing not only the trench versions, but also the knitted versions and the wool versions, and I think that's a great transitional piece for a lot of women," says Kneen.
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