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First Look: Banana Republic's Fall Fare Is for the Art Nerd

Image via Banana Republic
Image via Banana Republic

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Banana Republic has its third Mad Men collection behind it and is looking forward to a collaboration with Issa London this August, so what does the retailer have going on for their regularly scheduled program this fall? They'll be kicking it old art school. The season's inspiration is "collegiate Art Clubs," and its wearer takes a number from the boys in terms of fabrication and styling. Preview the collection below and allow Creative Director Simon Kneen to walk you through next season's arty highlights.

Kneen told us that he's most excited for Fall's colors, fabrics, and eclectic combinations, calling out pieces in "cobalt blue, the new electric color," and the "faux fur sweater for a cozy, glamorous cuddle." He's especially pleased with the "strong black and white graphic in bi-stretch fabric that [BR] developed exclusively." Expect to see tailored menswear fabric colorfully updated, with a mix of masculine and feminine accessories.

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