Michael Bastian To Skip September Show

From here:

“September for men’s just doesn’t really work,” MB says. “I know everyone is trying hard to figure this out, but for now July is when we’re still selling the collection. It made no sense to show in September. Men’s buyers are in town for Project; [other labels] have started doing things in July. At some point we’re going to figure it out in New York, but until then it made sense to try do something in July. The winter season isn’t so difficult.”

MB further explains that it wasn’t just the buyers who helped him make the decision to show earlier. “The editors have said to me that they’re thinking of stories right now, not in September. They come out of London, Milan and Paris with story ideas in their head. If they aren’t seeing us until three months later, we’re also missing that boat.”

Michael Bastian To Host Miami Trunk Show

Michael Bastian will be hosting a trunk show at Miami Beach’s Cottage Miami boutique on Thursday, April 10.

The 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. trunk show serves to highlight MB’s phenomenal S/S 14 collection. A 7:00 pm cocktail reception that evening will honor the designer.

It bears stating that MB is terrific in person — the adage about never meeting your idol simply does not apply to this man.

Event location and details:

(305) 534-9917

* Tickets available here

Michael Bastian F/W 14

With Sweden firmly in his rearview mirror, MB turns to Japan for his line’s F/W 14 collection. Specifically, he is said to have been inspired by the way Japanese men dress at European trade shows: combining the best of American, Italian, and English tailoring while putting their own spin on things.

Familiar to MB observers will be the bags by Frank Clegg and slippers by Stubbs & Wootton. Meanwhile, the results of new collaborations seen in the show include jewelry from G Frost by MB and socks by Soxiety for MB.

Without further ado, a sampling of the F/W looks: