How apropos. Neutrals are it this season, and the Gap is right on trend. In seasons past, the retailer has paired with Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund winners to rework the classic white shirt--for which the Gap is known.
This year, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners, Alexander Wang, Vena Cava, and Albertus Swanepöel, were tasked with recreating another Gap classic: the Khaki. The Khaki collection features a motorcycle jacket and chinos courtesy of Alexander Wang, hats by milliner Swanepöel of Albertus Quartus and dresses and a variation on chinos by Vena Cava. Shutterbug Craig McDean photographed Arlenis Sosa, Raquel Zimmerman, Anna Jagodzinska and Coco Rocha for the ad campaign. The collection will become available, both in stores and online, on June 16th. Prices range from $39.50 to $88. For more pictures of the pieces click here and here.
Last year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners, Phillip Lim (discussed in post below), Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian and ThreeASFOUR (Philip Crangi created jewelry to accompany the collection) each created unique designs, reflective of their style, using the classic Gap white shirt as a basis. Prior to that, winners Doo-Ri Chung, Thakoon Panichgul (One of First Lady Obama's favorites) and Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte each took a turn at transforming the classic white.Models with Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai