New Season at Gap
US clothing brand Gap previewed the label’s Autumn/Winter 2011-12 non-denim collection in the US on Monday.
Patrick Robinson, executive vice-president of global design, said the range had developed into “a seven-days-a-week brand”, updating Gap’s characteristically laid back, casual offering with increasingly tailored, smarter options suitable for all occasions.
The A/W women’s line is more modern than previous collections. It features plenty of leather (“your new jean”, according to Robinson), directional panelled jodhpur-esque leggings, military-inspired shirts and two new trouser styles: cropped slim fit, and cropped flared.
For menswear, leather also plays a large role, with bomber and motorcycle jackets sitting alongside knitted shirts, distressed khakis and clean downplayed denim.
The brand’s signature chunky knits – perennially popular across the globe – are still a main feature for both men and women.
A denim preview is soon to follow.