Michael Bastian is an American fashion designer born in 1965 in Lyons, New York. After graduating from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City, where his first job was as an Assistant Buyer at Abraham & Strauss. This was followed by positions within Sotheby’s, Tiffany & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren, and most recently, Bergdorf Goodman, where he was the men’s fashion director for five years. It was this experience that led Bastian to launch in 2006 his own men’s wear line.
Extract from New York times
Michael Bastian sent a sharp-looking men’s spring-summer 2013 menswear collection down the runway at Milk Studios during New York Fashion Week.
The inspiration: Michael Bastian’s luxe but relaxed wares have always given men a sartorial edge, and this collection more than usual, thanks to a razor-blade motif that could be spotted in intarsia sweaters shirts and Stubbs & Wootton slippers, but overall, while most of the American menswear collections have boarded the preppy train, for spring Bastian (himself no slouch in the preppy-inspired apparel department) has gone in a more workwear-flavored direction.
The look: That meant engineer stripes (also known as railroad stripes or hickory stripes) on jackets, trousers and kepi-style hats (Mr. Kim for Michael Bastian), a quilted packing-blanket vests, horizontal corduroy trousers, and coated linen raincoats. There were also several pieces bearing a giraffe-hide print and a range of trousers, shorts, shirts and sweaters in muted shades of coral, berry and mint.
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