It's been quite a while since Michael Bastian has become one of my favorite menswear designers. Ever since the launch of his eponymous line in 2006, I was quickly hooked to Bastian's aesthetic, his search for the perfect chino created a tailored, clean & classic reinvention of the age-old menswear staple. When Bastian began designing for Gant a breath of fresh air was brought into the American classic brand. Since then Bastian has stepped down from Gant, created amazing collaborations with brands such as Randolph Engineering & Uniqlo & continued to create iconic pieces under his own label season after season.
The Michael Bastian Spring/Summer '15 collection gets its first look today & with it introducing us to Bastians recent inspiration & looks for the next year. Inspired by Arizona & the Southwest, the collection is full of bold colors, Native American inspired beading & tailored denim & pants. A few of my favorite Bastian touches are seen throughout the collection, like his famous knits with interesting embroidery (like a scorpion in this collection) & military inspired pants. Expect to see a lot of urban cowboys this coming year as Bastian has brought the frontier life to us. Check out more looks from the Spring/Summer '15 collection over at GQ.com. Jewelry pieces shown by George Frost.