Designer Narciso Rodriguez to serve as advisor to Banana Republic

NEW YORK — American designer, Narciso Rodriguez, will begin an advisory role on Aug. 20 with Banana Republic in partnership with its EVP 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.

"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, according to the company.