Monobrand apparel chain Banana Republic, a division of Gap Inc., has tapped acclaimed American designer Narciso Rodriguez as a creative adviser.
Rodriguez will start his new role, in which he will work with Banana Republic’s EVP of design and creative director, Simon Kneen, on August 20. The two will work together to create the brand’s fall 2013 collection.

“At Banana Republic, we are committed to delivering modern, stylish work wear to our customers,” said brand president Jack Calhoun in a statement. “Narciso’s expertise will be a great complement to Simon’s strengths and to our incredible design team.”

Banana Republic specializes in attainable office-appropriate apparel and accessories for women and men. It has more than 650 self-owned or franchised stores in: the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.