You know how much I love designer collaborations. Designer inspiration at fast fashion prices — it doesn’t get better for me. Now Banana Republic is finally getting in on the game. The retail giant has teamed up with jewelry designer Chan Luu to create a 17-piece collection of limited-edition bracelets. The collection showcases Luu’s signature wrap style, incorporating custom-dyed thread or leather with unique semi-precious stones, gold or sterling silver.
We’ve featured Vietnamese American designer Chan Luu many times in Audrey Magazine and have always loved her organic, global-luxe aesthetic. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, she opened her own boutique in 1982 and began designing accessories in 1996. She more recently expanded her line to include women’s ready-to-wear, available on her online boutique.
In a press release, Luu stated: “It is such a pleasure for me to collaborate with Banana Republic, a classic brand whose timeless collections provide the perfect canvas for my own. What makes our partnership even more extraordinary is our shared belief in celebrating the power of personal expression.”
The 17-piece collection consists of four different styles in a range of colors, and will sell for $95 to $225. Luu’s collection will launch exclusively tomorrow, May 20, at Banana Republic’s San Francisco accessories-only test concept store, Edition by Banana Republic. A wider roll out will begin August 10 to other select Banana Republic stores in the U.S., Canada and Japan, and online.