Pattern, pattern and more pattern. The Spring Collection of Michael Bastian is fun, lively and full of pieces that make you smile. The smile is a reaction to the refreshing take Mr. Bastian has on the collection. I have learned that the theme is based on the movie The Red Balloon which served as the backdrop for many of the prints. I am pleasantly surprised when a designer stretches my comfort level as I ponder how one pattern plays with the other.
What made me smile…the pineapple printed pants, the assorted loafers, jackets and plush accessories. This seems a bit of a departure when you consider the preppy theme Michael Bastian is known for through his relationship with Gant; or is it? The colors, mix of patterns and playful motifs are very much consistent with the Preppy lifestyle. If anything, the mix is a modern spin of the traditional styling. The construction is unmistakeable Michael Bastian. I am absolutely thrilled to show my favorites from the collection. What in this collection makes you smile? Do you have any Michael Bastian pieces in your wardrobe? Are you a preppy looking to shake things up a bit? Then, I want to hear from you?
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