I don’t know if this weather has anything to do with all of the Fall 2011 previews I’ve been attending, but if so, I’d like the clothes to be available right now, instead of next year! Last month, I attended a preview of Banana Republic and Gap Fall 2011 collections.
Banana Republic’s Fall 2011collection is very feminine, with rich autumnal shades, fantastic outerwear options, and beautiful accessories (like the necklace below). It wasn’t exactly my steeze (I just don’t feel grown up enough), but I am definitely planning to pick up a few pieces from the collection, starting with a gorgeous leather vest in soft pink.
Gap, on the other hand, was everything that I want my workwear/everydaywear to be: contemporary classics with a twist. I already raved about the Gap Fall 2011 Lookbook, which…let’s face it…has a ton of amazing pieces. And close up, they did not disappoint. Even the most basic of items, like a work blazer, had a sense of cool about it, all thanks to leather detailing. This great attention to detail is what sets this collection apart for me. It’s a far cry from my first visit to a Gap store back in 2000 in Texas…it’s no longer all about t-shirts and jeans only. Gap designs are evolving, and I’m loving it. And as I’ve said before…leather pieces from this collection are the items I’ll be shop-stalking like a hawk. Gap Fall 2011 Preview photos are after the jump!
Jump to see Gap Fall 2011 Collection Preview.