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Runway Report: Banana Republic Spring 2010

When the first five looks hit the runway at the Banana Republic fashion show yesterday—a denim trench, chambray shirts, and distressed jeans—it looked like Creative Director and EVP of Design, Simon Kneen, was headed back to Great Depression much like Ralph Lauren did for spring. Instead the denim looks gave way to Banana Republic staples including cropped peacoats, ruffle trim tanks, cotton cardigans, and wrinkled linen dresses.

For women there were great leather moto jackets in white and cognac, classic khaki trench coats and easy, colorful day dresses. As for accessories, the season's obsession with the clog continues. Models rocked what might be one of the best (and most affordable) styles we've seen thus far—gray and tan leather slingbacks with an open toe.

The men were casual yet cool in straw fedoras, navy blazers, suede boat shoes and drawstring pants. Overall, the show offered exactly what we love to see at Banana Republic—comfortable classics with a subtle nod to the season's most important trends.

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