Runway Review: Marissa Webb Spring 2015

As the recently appointed Creative Director of Banana Republic, Marissa Webb brought accessibility and a commercial influence (in the best way possible) to her Spring 2015 collection.  Wearable staples like the trench coat, wool crepe blazers and eyelet cotton shirt-dresses were transformed for the runway by using unexpected fabrics like metallic and gunmetal tweeds and an excessive amount of silk and even molding them into different silhouettes entirely (trench coats into dresses for instance). Touches of menswear could be seen throughout the collection like in an army green anorak coat which juxtaposed and accented the feminine simplicity that was the true star like in her cascading mosaic silk dresses. Our takeaway? These are your perfectly tailored and easy to wear 9-to-5 pieces that are even more acceptable for off hour activities.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m