Marissa Webb has infused Banana Republic with new energy since her Summer 2015 debut — and for fall, she pushed it even further. “Last time I came in and part of the collection was done, but this time I was there from concept to final product,” the designer said. Her hand was evident in the mixed feminine-masculine vibe, the neutral grounding palette with pops of unexpected colors — in this case, hot pink and reds — and the attention to detail.
For women, some looks read boyish, including an oversize boyfriend coat in camel layered atop a matching sweater and printed dress, and great flared cropped jeans worn with a gray boyfriend blazer and matching sweater. Others leaned toward the girlier end of the spectrum, such as a red long-sleeve T and swing-skirt set, a burgundy suit with skinny pants and leather shell, and a punchy hot-pink T-shirt dress worn over a gray turtleneck.
The men’s offerings included a burgundy jacket with plaid lining paired with a charcoal turtleneck and pants, a chic cable-knit sweater, a camel sport coat with gray detail, and a puffy navy jacket with a faux-fur hoodie.