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Runway Rundown: Michael Bastian spring-summer 2012

September 15, 2011 |  1:32 pm

Michael Bastian Spring and Summer 2012 
What: Michael Bastian's spring-summer 2012 men's runway collection. 

Where:  New York City

Inspiration: "For spring '12, I wanted to investigate the life and impact of James Dean on American menswear. For a man who died at 24 and only acted in three movies, his impact and influence has been profound."

What that meant: red, washed-canvas windbreakers paired with skinny indigo jeans, racer-striped band-collar shirts, patches inspired by automotive work-wear, surf shorts, linen and seersucker jackets and cashmere sweaters made to look like inside-out sweatshirts.

Accessories included Philip Crangi for Michael Bastian jewelry, Michael Bastian X Randolph Engineering sunglasses and opticals (along with some vintage pieces once worn by Dean courtesy of Old Focals in Pasadena) and Stubbs & Wootton for Michael Bastian footwear. 

Perfect for: brooding bad boys and anyone seeking a soupçon of sartorial swagger. 


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Photos: Looks from the Michael Bastian spring-summer 2012 menswear collection shown on Sept. 12 during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Michael Bastian