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Bold, brilliant Banana Republic bursts through at New York Fashion Week

FashionTighe Flatley, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

Bright red bursts off a blazer. Black fringe sways from a shoe. Florals flirt with solid white on a sundress.

This is Banana Republic for Spring 2016, which takes us on a journey from Morocco to New York Fashion Week. Its next stop on the tour: your closet.

Bold patterns, brilliant colors and detailed tailoring defined Banana Republic's New York Fashion Week presentation for Spring 2016. Creative Director Marissa Webb and team displayed cheery, yet thoughtful styling — a playfully popped collar here, a jacket casually draped off of the shoulder there — through classic products customers know and love.

"The collection is a spin-off of the heritage of Banana Republic," Marissa Webb told InStyle. "It's making it relevant and modern, taking hints from travel — Morocco and Marrakesh — with colors, patterns and textures."

The women's selection features a lace wide-leg pant in black; a seersucker blazer, shirt, cropped pants and shorts in white and gray; and a raw hem lace peplum dress in lilac. For men, patterns and sharp suiting dominated the room, with key pieces holding court: a Banana Republic Monogram suit jacket and trouser paired with a textured dot shirt in navy; a double-breasted windowpane blazer with matching shorts; and a Prince of Wales linen blazer paired with slim selvedge denim in indigo.

The presentation also included a much-anticipated peek at five looks from the brand's upcoming collaboration with Timo Weiland. The collection is the result of a partnership between Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which focuses on mentoring fresh talent while investing in product designed, sewn, and stitched in the U.S. Highlights that'll have you wishing for springtime a little early: a drop-waist dress in coral and a floral-printed dress in light blue.

To eyeball the looks and start bookmarking your favorites for spring, click through the photos here.