"Mad Men" inspires new line at Banana Republic

NEW YORK — Banana Republic has teamed up with "Mad Men" Emmy Award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant to launch an exclusive collection inspired by the popular AMC show.

The collection, which will be available in Banana Republic's North American stores and online at www.bananarepublic.com beginning Aug. 11, features nearly 65 pieces of apparel and accessories for men and women that embodies the style of the 1960s showcased on "Mad Men," while still maintaining a modern look, the company reported.

The men's collection includes chunky-meets-streamlined knit sweaters, tailored suit separates and fitted trousers, as well as classic accessories with character, including a money clip, cotton pocket squares, silk ties, tie bars and fedora hats. The women's pieces include chic trench coats, tailored dresses, high-waisted skirts, silk tie-neck blouses and statement accessories, like print scarves and leopard print pump heels.

"Working with Janie to gain a true understanding of the 'Mad Men' look and feel was a delight," says Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen. "Janie was instrumental in helping us achieve the series aesthetic and standard of authenticity with this capsule collection, offering sketches, her own inspirations and actual artifacts from the production set to help inspire the 'Mad Men' within all of us."