Michael Bastian On Why He’s Sitting NYFW Out In September
“September for men’s just doesn’t really work,” Bastian explains. “I know everyone is trying hard to figure this out, but for now July is when we’re still selling the collection. It made no sense to show in September.” (…) A perk of showing earlier and off-schedule? Bastian can look forward to something American designers merely dream of every summer. “I can finally have a vacation in August!”
Jacket, shorts, shirt, and long johns: cotton; sweater, balaclava, and gloves: hand-knit anthracite wool/cashmere/opossum/metallic thread (Josh Bennett for Michael Bastian) with applied leather patch; antique top hat: beaver; belt: leather; sunglasses: Randolph Engineering for Michael Bastian; necklace: G. Frost for Michael Bastian; pocket square: 100% Italian wool; boots: custom leather (Quoddy for Michael Bastian)
Photo by Mete Ozeren
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