Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) – Banana Republic is going to help its customers look more dapper than ever, or more Don Draper, that is. The fashion retailer is set to debut a collection of looks inspired by the hit AMC series “Mad Men.”
Banana Republic’s design team is collaborating with Emmy award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant to debut looks for both men and women based on the 60s era resurgence trend, as worn by Jon Hamm, January Jones, and others on the show.
“Working with Janie to gain a true understanding of the ‘Mad Men’ look and feel was a delight,” said Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen. “Janie was instrumental in helping us achieve the series aesthetic and standard of authenticity with this capsule collection, offering sketches, her own inspirations and actual artifacts from the production set to help inspire the ‘Mad Men’ within all of us.”
Among the looks making up over 60 pieces of apparel and accessories hitting stores are tailored suits and knit sweaters for men, plus fedora hats, silk ties, pocket squares, and more. The female looks include high-waisted skirts, dresses, trench coats, scarves, and more.
“Collaborating with Simon and his team to design this collection was an experience I’ll never forget,” Janie Bryant said. “It’s so rewarding to help create a collection that will allow fans of the series to channel their own ‘Mad Men’ style and take home fashionable items that are modern, not costume.”
The collection will hit stateside Banana Republic stores and online on Aug. 11. “Mad Men” returns to AMC for a fifth season in early 2012.