This coming holiday season Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic clothing line will be centered around cozy, intimate and casual home parties. With a focus on eye-catching yet affordable gifts.
At a preview for the three Gap Inc. brands in New York simple winter basics – from flannel pajamas at Old Navy, to lumberjack plaid shirts and jackets at Gap and a touch of holiday party bling at Banana Republic – will be at the stores in fall, when their holiday themed products hit shelves.
Old Navy’s holiday offerings emphasized bright, neon flannel, cozy moccasin slippers with Scandinavian style knit patterns and thick rainbow hued socks. For a casual yet dressy look, there were loose tent dresses or denim peasant dresses with embroidered bibs.
Gap collections for men, women and children all stayed true to that fall and winter staple of recent seasons, plaid. Flannel shirts were layered with chunky wool sweaters and scarves and winter white denim provided a counterpoint to the usual dark denim fare. Gap collection was pretty serious about baggy knits. The collection was saturated with them, updated by pairings with leggings, long-sleeved tees and of course, skinny jeans or minis.Glam fleece lined fabric covered platform boots looked well suited to a dry disco floor. Gap did not disappoint with their usual PJs, that are ideal for late night hot chocolate around the fire.
On the highest end of the Gap Inc. spectrum, Banana Republic riffed off chic accessories – most retailing for under $100 – like multi-strand chain necklaces, quilted fabric bib and ribbon tie necklaces, popularized in recent seasons by designers like Subversive Jewelry, Lanvin and Vera Wang. Everyday classics like cashmere sweaters could be dressed up with the oversized Banana Republic crystal embellishments, clutch bags and ballet flats. Basic military coats were juxtaposed with statement tops in pleated or ruffled silk or with collars made from folded ribbons of felt.