By Nadine Kam
Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's style can now slip into the collaborative collection of Banana Republic and one of her favorite designers, Issa London.
The pre-fall collection officially launched today, Aug. 8, and is exclusively available at Banana Republic stores worldwide and bananarepublic.com.
Known for its signature prints and figure flattering silhouettes, Issa London quickly became a favorite of Kate's long before she donned the brand's royal blue silk-wrap dress for her engagement announcement in November 2010.
The Banana Republic Issa London capsule collection features nearly 40 pieces of apparel and accessories, inspired by Banana Republic’s safari roots and Issa London’s feminine style, that will easily transition from summer to fall.
Actress Naomi Watts wears one of the Banana Republic Issa London dresses while out for a stroll in NYC.
Key pieces include exotic prints of zebra and leopard are infused with neutral and jewel-tone hues, zebra print kimono-sleeved dresses, and pebbled leather envelope clutches. Jewelry includes statement gold chain necklaces and bracelets as well as leather-wrapped bangles.
Whereas Issa dresses typically range from $625 to $1,000-plus, apparel pieces in the collaboration collection sell for $69.50 to $150. Accessory pieces are priced from $39.50 to $150.