Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2011 presentation which took place during New York Fashion Week. It’s entitled “Life Like A Film” and is definitely worth a watch.
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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.
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Timo Weiland teamed up with artist Ryan McNamara and director Shal Ngo to produce this short film to accompany the label’s Spring 2011 presentation which took place this past weekend at New York Fashion Week. The film gives us a look at both the men’s and women’s lines in an extremely abstract manner.
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At Richard Chai’s Spring 2011 presentation at this month’s New York Fashion Week, many couldn’t help but to notice some outstanding pieces that were like nothing we had seen in the past from the famed designer. It seems some of the standouts on the runway show are actually from an exclusive, limited-edition collection for Original Penguin. “Richard Chai for Original Penguin” is inspired by iconic pieces from the Original Penguin archives and allows Richard to create something completely new for Original Penguin while still staying true to the roots of the heritage brand.
The Spring 2011 offering of six to eight unique pieces will deliver a sophisticated spin on signature Original Penguin pieces – classic polo knits reworked into ombre stripes, with interesting rib details, and cotton cardigans adorned with graphic prints and trims. Priced between $95 and $150, these pieces will be available in stores February 2011.
A full-on collection for Fall 2011 is also in the works which will feature about 25 unique pieces priced at $95 for knits, to $400 for outerwear.
Full look at the Richard Chai for Original Penguin collection after the jump. (more…)
Buckler brought out an outstanding Spring 2011 collection this past weekend at New York Fashion Week. The lineup takes much inspiration from the 1924 Olympics and the result is an edgy and modern lineup. There’s plenty to be sought from soft knits for casual environments to well-cut suiting when business calls. The versatility of the separates really makes them that much more desirable as you can transition from board to playground pretty seamlessly.
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New York Fashion Week is upon us, with plenty of great presentations we’re looking forward to bringing you. We’re glad we get the opportunity to kick this off with our favorite Southerner. When you walked onto Billy Reid‘s presentation set at MILK last night, it felt as if you just landed in the designer’s hometown state of Alabama. The music was lively as were the dozens of pieces on display from Billy’s spring collection. The set was brought over piece by piece from a fine architectural shop in Alabama and the design was influenced by the photographic work of Clarence John Laughlin, widely considered to be one of the first American surrealist photographers.
Billy pointed out that much of his influence for the collection came from some real-life events and experiences taking place in Louisiana and neighboring areas. These ranged from the “euphoric shock” of the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl to the, “Blood chilling fear of the oil spill in our beloved Gulf and marshes.” Each look from the collection is based on an incredibly unique and eccentric person from Billy’s memory. (more…)