The third catalogue features a very striking tiger drawing from Patrica Gwilliam and it showcases a growing company in the hands of two excited (and no doubt exhausted) entrepreneurs. One of the items that jumped out at me is the Australian Bush Jacket, which I believe is the piece that inspired the entire business when Mel returned from down under with a jacket that Patricia modified.
About The Author
Robyn AdamsRobyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now a designer and illustrator with her own business Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.
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