Marissa Webb is having a nonstop week. Juggling her own label with a side gig as the creative drive behind Banana Republic, she’s showing two Fall 2015 collections. (No biggie, right?) And with all eyes on her menswear-inspired aesthetic, Marissa continues to churn out ultra-wearable looks. Yesterday, we spoke backstage at her Made Fashion Week show about runway prep, her influences, and key fall silhouettes.

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February 13, 2015

When it comes to Banana Republic’s Spring 2014 “True Outfitters” campaign, there’s one thing I can’t wrap my head around – their featured “real-life” couples are Scandal-standard good-looking. Their headline-making, same-sex couple, however, is something I don’t find shocking.

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After Barney’s spring line debuted transgender models, it seems LGBT-friendly ads have become the norm – as they should. Support for the LGBT community shouldn’t be groundbreaking. It should be commonplace. With that said, I only hope to see more mainstream brands follow in Banana Republic’s footsteps.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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February 21, 2014