A blue holiday at Banana Republic
Banana Republic previewed their Holiday 2011 collection this week at The Lion in New York. The vibe is aristocratic, according to Creative Director Simon Kneen.
He referred to the "anti-establishment princess who's bringing a bit of sparkle to a party that I want to be at." He said the collection was developing as a "hero and heroine" story even before the engagement of Kate and Wills, but we're sure the royals provided some extra inspiration.
The color story was fairly dark with jewel-tone blues standing out in a good way.
Another note to keep in mind - you're going to want to steal some of the menswear sweaters. Great gift idea for any men you may share a closet with.