Michael Bastian Shows S/S 2017 Collection

Michael Bastian has had a lot on his mind this year: consider the importance of Miles Davis, Hamilton actor Sydney Harcourt, and MB’s new Gray Label alone.  S/S 2017 features a brilliant collection of highly-desirable, always-classic clothes.  Yes, the Bastian touch remains the same.

The Lurex Bastian used–here in the form of a Lurex intarsia trumpet on a navy cashmere sweater–was subtle but unmistakably part of MB’s mission to make Lurex acceptable to men.  Gentlemen, take note.

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Michael Bastian Shows F/W 2015 Collection In Milan

One of the surest signs that a designer is gaining confidence is his/her willingness to recall label classics. Michael Bastian is showing his Fall/Winter 2015 collection in Milan this week, and the collection features many MB signatures. Count them: whimsical cartoon motifs; obscure literary references; dutiful nods to American athleticism; familiar military influences; and even cameos by MB x Frank Clegg leather goods in new iterations.

Michael Bastian F/W 2015 is a tour de force indeed:

Michael Bastian Makes Socks

The holiday season is upon us, which means, inter alia, figuring out how to placate friends & family with gifts.

One great source of such gifts is Michael Bastian’s collection with Soxiety — MB’s collection features cashmere/wool-blended socks made in Italy. The socks are simple, with their familiar striped design (think athletic but elevated). Available here.

Stuff those stockings.

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.)

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