Women's Wear Daily has a preview of Banana Republic's Spring 2009 collection showing tonight at Cedar Lake. The collection is the first full line designed by Simon Kneen and according to WWD and he’s been busy modernizing silhouettes, upgrading fabrics and refining the customer experience in stores, including testing new services. If this preview is any indication we are going to love tonight's collection which will staying true to the brand's iconic color palette of khaki, gray, and whites has integrated a host of "California hues" that evoke David Hockney's pool blues, Wayne Thiebauld's pastel pastry paintings, and of course Elizabeth Peyton's jewel tone colors. Banana Republic is the global sponsor of the artist’s first survey, “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” at the New Museum in Manhattan.
Simon Kneen's First Banana Republic Collection