GANT by Michael Bastian F/W 11 inspirations

I’ve covered this collection pretty extensively since February (see here and here) but today I chanced upon this L.A. Times post and decided to share some of its insight.

Most notably — a quote from Bastian himself, on the inspirations behind the collection:

“We imagined it as a cross-country ski gang called the Green Mountain Avengers,” designer Michael Bastian told me at the presentation. “Which we thought would be funny since cross-country skiers are the least likely group to have a gang. And we envisioned her as an abducted schoolgirl along for a joy ride.”


But Bastian explained that it hadn’t been inspired from his personal experiences, but someone else’s.”My deputy creative director Antonio Ciongoli grew up in Burlington, Vt.,” Bastian said. “And that’s where a lot of this came from.”