Did you know that two luxury international fashion brands opened their doors at the popular V& A Waterfront this October? While Californian fashion brand, Banana Republic, arrived in style, Ted Baker created a stir with their unique launch. And of course Seen Vicariously joined in on the activity, just for you!

Dress @ Truworths Fashion I Bag @ AB By Aretha Bauwens

Given that we could only be at one of these events, Seen Vicariously eagerly opted for the BR launch. Representated by Kim along with the beautiful Rufaro from Afara Custom, we were greeted with champagne, caviar, smiles, and a whole lot of style. 

01. On Trend 

With an emphasis on versatility and attention to detail, Banana Republic can easily take you from day to play. To illustrate this at its launch, Fashion & Creative Director, Robyn Kahn, from aFashionFriend.co.za, went through the Banana Republic SS16 Collection, and spoke about the latest trends and styling tips for the season. Trends well emphasised: florals, stripes, print, blazers with sleeves that are rolled up, and more. 


be anyone, any given day

02. Get the Look

Robyn did nothing but boast about this wide legged statement pants, and rightfully so. She highlighted why this style will be winning this season: it’s striped, bold, with a hem line that is on trend.  

 in style this season: shorter hem lines

03. In the Know

Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Banana Republic is a brand about style.  The brand prides itself on being about more than just clothes. It creates well-made, carefully considered pieces that fit into the daily lives its customers, both at the office and beyond. 

04. Overall

Best you make your way over to the ultra stylish store on the 2nd floor of the Waterfront without delay, and in the words of Stuttafords CEO, Rob Amoils

if you like it, consider it sold

  • Affordability 40% 40%
  • Versatility 100% 100%
  • Comfort 100% 100%

If you have been to the new BR store, let us know what you think? Until then Seers, what’s good?

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