Here Are GQ’s 2016 Best New Designers in America

GQ has announced this year's Best New Menswear Designers in America and to celebrate ten years of the program, the team's brought back winners from years past to create capsule collections. The four designers featured are Michael Bastian, Steven Alan,...

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HP x Michael Bastian iOS-Compatible Smartwatch

American IT corporation Hewlett-Packard collaborates with fashion insider Gilt Groupe and designer Michael Bastian to market a fashion-forward iOS-compatible smartwatch. Decidedly, HP tackles the technical details and internal mechanisms, while Bastian attempts to design exotic leather bands, bezels resembling...

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Now Open | GANT Rugger Venice, California Store

GANT Rugger Opens Venice, California Store

GANT has finally opened the doors to its first West Coast store, as they look to call Venice their new home. The space is 1,700 square feet and was designed as a GANT Rugger neighbor shop so it has all the personal touches. To add to the appeal, local Venice Beach craftsman, Eric Gustafson, was commissioned to create several modern fixtures for the shop made from brass, wood, and inlaid tile. Additional fixtures include several 1950’s teak pieces and other mid century elements.

The trip west is long overdue in our opinion as Los Angeles has been a top market for GANT for quite sometime. The shop will carry GANT Rugger and GANT by Michael Bastian men’s and women’s collections. More looks at the shop below.

FNO 2011 NYC | GANT’s Bastian + Bastin Take Fashion’s Night Out

FNO 2011 NYC | Gant's Bastian & Bastin Take Fashion's Night Out

Gant‘s doing it big for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. FNO is on September 8th, 2011 and if you had plans of going somewhere other than the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue or their new shop in Nolita on Prince Street, you might want to rethink that. Designers Michael Bastian and Christopher Bastin will be making personal appearances at both shops (7:30 to 8:30 at Fifth Ave and 9:00 & onward at Prince St) and bringing some great deals along as well.

Michael Bastian | 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year

Michael Bastian | 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year

Michael Bastian beat out Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr for the CFDA 2011 Menswear Designer of the Year Award. He’s been in the running before but better late than never, amiright? The Swarovski Award for Menswear went to Robert Geller as he edged out Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim. The night was a star-studded affair with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga in attendance. Ms. Gaga took home an award of her own as she was given this year’s Fashion Icon Award.

Other award nominees and winners are listed below.

NYFW | GANT by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2011

NYFW | GANT by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2011

The Spring 2011 season will bring us the second collaborative effort between iconic label GANT and New York-based designer Michael Bastian. If you thought Bastian’s skill shined in the brand’s Fall 2010 collection, then you haven’t seen anything yet. We were on hand for the S/S 2011 presentation and seeing the pieces first-hand really made us appreciate Bastian’s work as well as GANT’s longstanding history in the menswear spectrum. Their “rebirth” of the past few years really has brought some great pieces to light and bringing Michael Bastian on-board reinforces the brand’s current initiatives.

Spring 2011 will bring us plenty of hot items from seersucker suiting to madras blazers and chambray shirting. You can see Michael’s dedication to craftsman as no detail is spared. Many of the pieces are remakes of classics from GANT’s archives with modern enhancements. The line itself delivers a pretty vast range as there’s casual gear alongside more formal wear, giving us a full gambit of items to add to our spring arsenal. Also, the eyewear’s all GANT by Michael Bastian and some the frames are just remarkable.

The spring will also deliver GANT’s first women’s line and we really think it will be well received once it drops. Our female readers (we know you’re out there) should definitely check it out and hit us back with some feedback.

More images after the jump.