Content about Simon Kneen

April 8, 2013

Simon Kneen, creative director and EVP design for Banana Republic has been awarded a Doctor of Arts honoris causa from Kingston University in London, United Kingdom.

NEW YORK — Simon Kneen, creative director and EVP design for Banana Republic has been awarded a Doctor of Arts honoris causa from Kingston University in London, United Kingdom. A Kingston University graduate, Kneen was nominated and awarded for his 30-year commitment and success in the fashion and design industry. 

January 7, 2013

Shoppers looking for apparel inspired by the summer sophistication of the Hamptons will want to head to the Banana Republic this spring.

Shoppers looking for apparel inspired by the summer sophistication of the Hamptons will want to head to the Banana Republic this spring.

The Banana Republic division of Gap has teamed up with designer Michelle Smith to introduce a 60 piece collection of her signature Milly brand that includes women’s apparel and Smith’s first foray into the menswear category. Beginning in May, the products will be available in an unidentified number of Banana Republic’s 600 stores and online. The products will be featured in June promotional materials.

August 14, 2012

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.

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.