So, I was scrolling through the runway pics from NYFW on my Vogue Runway app last night, stopping only for the eye-catching or the notable. Obvi. (Who has time for 400 collections?).
Then I came upon a right smart rust-colored suede dress that made me stop the scroll. And, that’s when I saw it – “Banana Republic.” Wait, what????? I said “Boy, Bye” to BR about 6 or 7 years ago when BR began to get really boring and staid and maybe kind of sad. A little to heavy on the safe but boring workwear angle and not really trying to keep pfresh with current fash. BTWs, inexpensive doesn’t have to be boring. I don’t have to tell you that. . . . but somebody needed to tell BR.
And, then, this. Whoa! What happened?? So I did some research . . . Turns out, Marissa Webb was brought aboard a year or so ago to kind of shake things up and the love affair didn’t last long. She quickly got the boot and, at the last minute, they just allowed the VP of design to take over the collection for last Fall. The collection was pretty good. I mean, there were a couple of moments of sheer brilliance, including this blush colored wrap blazer that I am dying for (so very Brock Collection) and this fab neck tie midi dress (with tall boots, the perfect silhouette you need to be rockin’ this Fall) (very Balanciaga Fall 2016), but by-and-large, pretty meh.
But the collection released Sunday at NYFW was anything but meh — the VP made good, knocking this season’s collection out of the park. Lucky for us, BR is joining the buy-now-wear-now revolution in fashion. That means many pieces from Sunday’s NYFW show are available now! My favorites are this one-shouldered red-stripe dress (very Altuzarra), this scallopped-edge dress in white and in blue & white stripes (LOVE!!!), this cool asymmetrical top (although I really need the coordinating pants, it will totally slay with denim this Fall), this gorgeous statement top (so HUGE for Fall), and this cropped suede moto jacket (perfection for fall as styled in the show — see below).
My most favorite pieces, the white pants, the black dress, the polka-dot dress, the striped dress, and the rust-colored fur stole (from Fall) are not yet available. Something to look forward to. . . . Below, a super sweet scroll to help you feel the vibe.