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MICHAEL BASTIAN SPRING 2015

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MICHAEL BASTIAN SPRING 2015

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“The Southwest is a little bit of a challenge,” said Michael Bastian at his studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

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“I really wanted to avoid all the clichés—no cowboy, no poncho, no fringes. You know, how real guys in that part of the U.S. would dress, or my dream of how they would dress.” For Spring 2015, Bastian took his collection of sportswear to Arizona.

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“Maybe because I grew up in Rochester, but the desert Southwest to me is exotic,” the designer said.

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Clichés were mostly avoided, but not entirely. There were embroidered Western shirts, suede outerwear, and bronze feather accessories from the George Frost x Michael Bastian collaboration.

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The best expression of the theme was in the dusty hues, soft, textured fabrics, and faded denim. As always with Bastian, the tailoring stood head and shoulders above the rest of the collection.

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Sharp suits in a linen-blend “denim,” plaid, herringbone, and windowpane were the highlights.

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All kinds of trousers were reimagined in typical Bastian fashion. Riding pants and cargos were stripped down; motocross pants were made summery in faded canvas and denim; and slim, tapered sweatpants were done in gray piqué.

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Bastian’s vision for guys in the Southwest favored glamour over ruggedness.

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There was something louche in the mostly unbuttoned shirts, short shorts, and, of course, the quintessential Michael Bastian racer swimsuit.

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But the ease of the collection was almost too easy. The designer might have successfully avoided clichés, but all of the softening and fading seems to have removed the grit that makes the Southwest special.

CHAD WHITE – ATLANTIC S/S 14

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SOUL ARTIST – NY

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I LOVE – MILAN

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MICHAEL BASTIAN SPRING 2013

Michael Bastian‘s Spring show was scheduled for high noon. High tea would’ve been more apropos, but there’s no room to wriggle on the New York calendar. Some designers might’ve blushed to put so much flesh on display before brunch, but not Bastian. 

There’s always been an erotic undercurrent to his shows, but for Spring he shot it to the fore. “People try to pigeonhole me as preppy,” he said backstage after the show. “I don’t feel like I’m preppy at all. There’s a base of that, but there’s a base of that in any American menswear designer.

The two poles of American menswear are Ralph Lauren as the superego and Calvin Klein as the id—and I want to start going more toward the id. This felt like a big step in scraping preppy off. You talk about American heritage; one of our biggest heritages is sex. I don’t feel like that’s been out there enough.”

Id, he did. Bastian had begun the collection in homage to Helen Frankenthaler, whose watery colors inspired the palette, but the death of Donna Summer, disco queen and gay icon, rerouted his course.

Mid-show, one of his thick-thighed avatars was sauntering out to “Love to Love You, Baby” in a glittery Donna Summer ’81 (“Summer Is Back!”) T-shirt. The scene Bastian had set was a Fire Island pool house, where, he said, “there’s that feeling that you wouldn’t rather be any other place.”

The show’s success was that you believed he wouldn’t. This was Bastian reveling in Bastian-ness. These Adonises, unrepentant in their swagger: He loves to love them, baby. To dress them, too. The Bastian codes are well established, and they don’t veer far from season to season. Here as ever were linen suits, vintage-y short shorts, polos, great knits.

There’ll be plenty to buy. But the achievement of this show was Bastian’s embrace of his own fantasy without apology. Even in a day when sexuality and equality is an increasingly visible political issue, there’s a reticence to speak openly about it in men’s fashion for fear of spooking “normal” guys, “real” guys. 

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Facing it head on is, in its campy way, brave, even if Bastian dismisses that notion. “The whole conversation, Is it straight? Is it gay? I can’t tell who is what any longer,” he said. “I can’t tell what country anyone’s from, I can’t tell anything. People like things that make them feel sexy—that’s the secret. If something makes you feel better about yourself, you’ll pull out your credit card.” There’s a utopian vision for you. Fabulous.

CHAD WHITE BY MATTEO FELICI

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 CHAD WHITE (LOVE)

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BY MATTEO FELICI

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Amer­i­can Idol–Chad White of I Love Mod­els Man­age­ment catches up with our new Milano fash­ion edi­tor,Demetrio Baffa Trasci Amal­fi­tani for an impromptu photo ses­sion. Wear­ing noth­ing but his Calvin’s, yes jeans included, the Amer­i­can model was pho­tographed by Mat­teo Felici. When not pos­ing for the cam­era, Chad was singing the Star Span­gled Ban­ner. Remind us to request a video next time. /​ Groom­ing by Sil­via Acquapen­dente. Fash­ion col­lab­o­ra­tion by Amalia Tiano De Vivo. Photo assis­tance by Luisa Civardi.

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CHAD WHITE DIGITAL UPDATE OCTOBER 2011

CHAD WHITE (SOUL ARTIST)

NACIÓ EN PORTLAND, OREGON, ESTADOS UNIDOS

TIENE 26 AÑOS

MIDE 1.86 M

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