BANANA REPUBLIC’S LASER CUTTING FASHION
Laser cutting fashion is also a part of the Banana Republic’s Spring 2017 collection. Some of Banana Republic’s production is based in India, and after jetting off to Paris last Fall, this season the mega-brand, headed up by Senior VP of Design Michael Anderson, took a closer look at the lush visual vocabulary of places like Mumbai. According to Vogue, Anderson and his team were particularly taken with the intersection of old world and new technologies in India, applying that concept to designs in some nice ways. Take paisleys and woodblock-inspired prints, the latter gorgeous in a cobalt gown whose pleated skirt bore an up-to-there slit; there was also an off-shoulder top and skirt in steely blue whose liberal use of laser-cutting was inspired by traditional tilework.
Laser cutting used to be reserved for haute couture designs. But as consumers began lusting for the technique, and the technology was made more readily available to manufacturers, it’s become commonplace to see laser-cut silk and leather in ready-to-wear runway collections. Where the runway goes, affordable fashion typically follows. “Laser-cut” has become a buzzword in the world of industrial design and fashion. Many contemporary objects from computers to clothing have been touched by the process, and its popularity continues to grow the more we discover about it’s potential.
Here are some of Banana Republic’s Ready to Wear Fall Collection of 2017:
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