Fans of the successful TV show Mad Men may have to wait until 2012 for season five of the series to air but fashionistas don’t have to worry. The programme’s designer – Janie Bryant has teamed up with Banana Republic to create an exclusive range of clothing which focuses on pieces inspired by the TV show. Mad Men is set in the fictional advertising office of Sterling Cooper on Madison Avenue in the 60’s and the award winning show’s designer has collaborated with the High Street brand to recreate some of their most memorable statement pieces. The show has won thirteen Emmys and four Golden Globes and much critical acclaim for its authenticity and visual depiction.
The collection features patterned trench coats, floral and leopard print dresses, silk tie blouses and classic scarves, all with a 60’s vibe to them. We have sorted through some of our favourites to give you an idea of what to expect. All items are available from www.bananarepublic.co.uk and all items have 20% off if you buy now.
Leopard Print Trench – £140.00
Available in sizes XS to XL, this gorgeous leopard print trench has a notched collar with hook-and-eye closure, a double-breasted button closure and includes a belt with belt loops. Two front flap pockets and a back vented hem, it is fully lined to warm you through the chilly autumn months. Dry clean only & 100% polyester.
Lace Tipped Dress – £99.50
An iconic wardrobe staple, available in grey or black, this dress has short sleeves and a draped cowl style neckline. With a lace trim at neck and hem and an invisible back zip. It has a vented back hem and is partially lined. Made from a linen and rayon mix, dry clean only. Buy in sizes US0 to US8.
Lace Shell Top – £35.00
Perfect for summer or autumn, this gorgeous lace top is available in black, cafe du lait or cream. It is sleeveless and has a buttoned back keyhole opening with a tiered hem. Partially lined, the material is nylon and cotton, it sits at the hip and you can hand wash it.
Cigarette Pants – £69.50
A signature look from the 60’s, these pants sit high on the waist, straight through the hip and thigh. They are ankle length with an inseam of 30”, they have an invisible side zip and rear welt pockets. Available in grey and made from wool and rayon. Machine cold wash.
Leopard Print Satchel – £175.00
Made from 100% leather, this fabulous bag will stay in fashion for decades. Comes with gold-tone hardware and measures 11 1/2″ by 13″ by 5″. 9″ with an adjustable strap drop. Included with the bag is a protective dust-bag and there are clutch, zip and wallets to match.