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.”

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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.”

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