04/14/2014 09:58 am ET

Roland Mouret To Design Affordable Hourglass Dresses For Banana Republic

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Banana Republic is smart about the designers it chooses to do collaborations: Rather than going for whomever is buzzy at any given moment, it taps those who have built a business on a sophisticated, mature, feminine aesthetic that is in line with what Banana’s customers are looking for. See: Kate Middleton fave Issa London and L’Wren Scott.

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