Roland Mouret x Banana Republic

Roland Mouret is to design a 25-piece

collection for Banana Republic. 

 

 

Comprising skirts, tops, trousers and dresses in a pared-back palette,

the range for the popular US-based high-street chain will launch in August. 

Mouret’s trademark dresses are tipped to become the most feted items,

especially as they will retail from $165 – a fraction of the cost of pieces from

his eponymous label. But, he says, it won’t be a replica of his own line:“It’s not

a copy of my clothes in a less expensive [version], but the experience of a

fitted dress for the Banana Republic customer.” His attention was caught by

Banana Republic’s innovative Sloan bi-stretch cotton fabric: “When I saw that

fabric I was so interested in working with it in my way,” he said. Melloney

Birkett, vice president of women’s design at Banana Republic, told WWD

“Roland is famous for his dresses and we have a very successful dress business.”