Marissa Webb could be America's answer to Isabel Marant.
Her spring collection was a covetable mix of immensely wearable tailored and feminine pieces. Styled with Ivy Kirzhner's urban cowgirl booties, it was a cool look, but taken apart, the pieces were the kind of basics with a je ne sais quoi twist for which Marant has become famous.
The Korea-born Webb launched her namesake line in 2011 after a decade at J.Crew, where she was head of women's design, and stints at Polo and Club Monaco before that. And in April, Banana Republic tapped her as creative director to try and reinvigorate the chain store offerings.
Webb's first Banana Republic collection won't launch...