I can’t decide if the title of this post is dumb or not. Oh well. It’s Monday.
Banana Republic has announced that Michelle Smith, the lovely lady behind the label Milly (which I adore), has designed a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by “the summer sophistication of the Hamptons.”
The women’s collection is a natural extension for Milly, with the men’s styles representing Smith’s first foray into designing menswear.
“It’s a very positive, happy collection and I think the colors and patterns really capture the modern spirit of summer,” says Smith, who has a fondness for vintage-inspired prints and patterns.
The collection’s maxi dresses, mini skirts, and women’s shorts come in a rainbow of colors, including lime, coral, and navy. Meanwhile, its menswear features a lineup of striped and patterned separates, including polos, woven T-shirts, and shorts.
Clothes range in price from $45 to $175 for women and $24.50 to $64.50 for men; jewelry and accessories range from $39.50 for baubles to $130 for totes.
The collection launches at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online in late May 2013.
May can’t come soon enough!