Now, as far as the womens' collection goes, there wasn't really anything I had to have. While I love this bracelet sleeve jacket, and the cigarette pant is certainly authentic, I felt like all of these items were much more Banana Republic than Mad Men. The styling was just kind of average. And slapping red lipstick and winged eyeliner on your models doesn't really bridge the gap. I get that they want to modernize these looks and keep them commercially appealing to their clientele, but in the end it seems like it's just a missed opportunity to really go there with fashion... And designers like Kate Spade are constantly modernizing 1960s-style looks without much concern for whether or not they are too over-the-top. Now, a Kate Spade/Janie Bryant collaboration is something I'd really like to see, but below are some of my favorite looks from the Banana collection.
|Photos from the Banana Republic Made Men Collection Lookbook|