If I’ve learned anything in my six years as a fashion editor, it’s just how much those in the industry lust over a good collaboration—emphasis on the word good. The concept of two brands coming together is nothing new, and in and of itself, nothing exciting. But when one partnership comes along that checks of every box—it feels authentic, there’s a reason it exists apart from that it can, and the clothes are chic—it stops everyone in their tracks. And then, it sends them scrambling to for their wallets.
Such is exactly what happened when, midway through August, Banana Republic—a brand that’s having a moment all on its own—announced an upcoming team-up with one of New York City’s buzziest design talents, Peter Do. Do, who’s namesake label has become one of the New York fashion scene’s favorites for timeless yet modern and cool wardrobe staples, is on the rise, with a new title as Helmut Lang’s creative director and Paris Fashion Week now added to his resume. But back then, you couldn’t buy it, and had no idea what the clothes would look like. That’s no longer the case now, though.
Almost two months after the word got out about the forthcoming line, Do’s Paris show doubled as a debut for a handful of the collaboration’s pieces, stirring up significant buzz. And this week, after everyone in fashion (myself included) had made their wishlist from the runway, all 36 items from the collection—ranging from basics like tanks, trousers, and button-down shirts to statement outerwear—are available to purchase. Well, most of them. Some have already sold out. Scroll down to shop the collaboration of the year before it’s too late.