Michael Bastian Launches S/S 2015 Collection

MB has long listed the Arizona Biltmore resort as a favored place to unwind, so it was no surprise to see the resort and its environs cited as an inspiration for this S/S 2015 collection.

The clothes, while familiar as MB classics, draw inspiration from the American Southwest and the Sonoran Desert. They mix a sense of spiritualism with a healthy dose of 1970s/Eagles’ aesthetic, broadly defined. Spectacular.

(This season’s lookbook, I might add, features consummate professional Chad White — an excellent fit for the MB brand.)

Favorite looks:

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