Like Tom Ford, Bastian was away of the increasing “feminisation” of men’s style, adopting old shopping habits long the domain of women and a penchant for cult designer brands, skinny silhouettes and Italian hemlines (over exposure of the ankle); as a result, Michael Bastian’s new spring summer menswear collection follows the classic slimline cuts he proffered years ago but with a new twist – banana leaf camouflage print.
“We’re not really a black brand, but black for summer felt really nice,” – Bastian
It’s a time of edgy-tinged preppy look with textures and motifs best displayed with your typical safe haven of manliness – the navy blazer. Paired as separates with denim shorts or in a suit, the graphic elements in intarsia sweaters can be significantly homogenised into a cohesive look. Notably, in a rare move, he kept black as a staple for summer.