Michael Bastian

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Michael Bastian
Born (1965-10-13) 13 October 1965 (age 49)
Lyons, New York, United States
Nationality American
Education Babson College (B.A.)
Occupation Fashion designer
Awards See accolades
Labels Michael Bastian, GANT by Michael Bastian, Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering, Havaianas + Michael Bastian, Stubbs & Wootton by Michael Bastian

Michael Bastian is an American fashion designer known for his namesake label, Michael Bastian, and his work for brands such as GANT. He has received recognition for his work, most notably the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2011.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1965[1] in Lyons, New York. After graduating from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City, where his first job was as an Assistant Buyer at Abraham & Strauss. This was followed by positions within Sotheby's, Tiffany & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren, and most recently, Bergdorf Goodman, where he was the men’s fashion director for five years. It was this experience that led Bastian to launch in 2006 his own men’s wear line.

Bastian is a resident of New York City.[2]

Work[edit]

Bastian's namesake line is currently carried in over 50 retail locations in North America, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. It was produced under a licensing agreement with Italian cashmere label Brunello Cucinelli.[3] The agreement was terminated at the end of 2010.

In 2010, a collaboration with GANT was launched. The line, GANT by Michael Bastian, has since expanded to include womenswear. The collection is distributed in over 60 countries worldwide, in both GANT stores and independent retailers.

In 2011, Bastian launched two new collaborations: with Randolph Engineering under the name Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering, and with Brazilian brand Havaianas. Bastian created a collection of 15 variations on current and vintage Randolph Engineering models for the label. For Havaianas, Bastian created 4 limited edition styles under the name Havaianas + Michael Bastian.[4]

In 2013, Bastian was again nominated for CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, but the award eventually went to Thom Browne.

Accolades[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Michael Bastian CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year Nominated
2009 CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year Nominated
2010 CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year Nominated
2011 CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year Won
2012 GMHC Fashion Forward: Style Vault Award Won
2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Bastian". Askmen. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Michael Bastian: Biography". Michael Bastian NYC. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Making Waves". DNR. 23 January 2006. 
  4. ^ "Michael Bastian Has a Right to Exist". Esquire. 15 February 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 

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