New York, NY (August 14, 2012) – American designer, Narciso Rodriguez, will begin an advisory role on August 20 with Banana Republic in partnership with its Executive Vice President of Design and Creative Director, Simon Kneen, beginning with the Fall 2013 collection. In an effort to build upon the strengths of the brand, Banana Republic has created this advisory role specifically for Rodriguez, whose modern aesthetic and passion for great American sportswear is consistent with that of Banana Republic.
“At Banana Republic, we are committed to delivering modern, stylish work wear to our customers,” said Jack Calhoun, President of Banana Republic. “Narciso's expertise will be a great complement to Simon’s strengths and to our incredible design team.”
As an advisor, Rodriguez’s relationship will allow for a top industry talent to contribute to an already strong design and product development team. Rodriguez will add a fresh and unique perspective to further Banana Republic’s stylishly relevant positioning.
Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering modern, covetable workplace style for professional men and women. The brand offers elevated clothing, handbags, jewelry, and eyewear designs at accessible prices. Dedicated to helping customers achieve professionally and personally, Banana Republic offers versatile work wear that can be styled for any occasion – from desk to dinner. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Banana Republic can be found in over 650 company-operated and franchise retail locations: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Customers can also shop online or at (888) BR-STYLE. For more information, please visit gapinc.com.