NEW YORK — Banana Republic’s fall lineup gives girls exactly what they want — fashionable clothes and accessories at a price most can afford. Inspired by “Brideshead Revisited,” executive vice president of design Deborah Lloyd reinterpreted the early 20th-century looks of the English aristocracy, then added a modern flair, perhaps ironically, with looks that suggested the swinging Sixties in London. The firm showed chunky knit cardigans paired with floaty florals, a Sixties-style coat worn over a short paisley dress, little sequined cardigans, sexy camisoles and plenty of shorts. Lloyd also featured men’s wear-inspired looks, such as pinstriped vests, pleated trousers and a slew of herringbones, plaids and tweeds, while for evening there was plenty of color, from a simple mint silk charmeuse dress to a peacock green pleated frock.
–Photos by Zac Seckler