David Gandy and Shalom Harlow do their best Don and Betty Draper in Banana Republic’s Mad Men advertisements. The models show off the range’s retro styled capri pants, tailored blazers, shrunken cardigans, feminine dresses, and chic handbags. The last line launched in August 2011, so it had a suitably wintery feel. This time around the apparel and accessories reflect the warmer weather ahead with a brighter color palette of hot pinks, creams, and contrasting navy blues.
Janie Bryant has done really well to make these apparel and accessory items so wearable. They pay tribute to the sixties but they don’t look like fashion throwbacks. So many vintage inspired garments take things a step too far and don’t appear relevant in the 21st century, but not these fashion goodies.
Banana Republic’s latest Mad Men range hits its website and boutiques on March 1, ahead of the long awaited premiere of Mad Men season five on March 25.
Are you excited that Janie Bryant is on board for another Mad Men inspired Banana Republic collection?