Thursday, September 13, 2012

{NYFW} the Gant x Michael Bastian girl...

Gant by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer '13

Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week specifically, has an incredibly powerful, but ultimately short-lived effect on me every season. Both on and off the runway I am bombarded by the ideas of women that I suddenly want to be. I must be. I want to be the perfectly polished UES girl at Milly, or sleek, grown up woman of Narciso Rodriguez. Outside the tents I want to be every woman who is strutting the streets in heels like she was born wearing them.

The same bodes for the SS13 collection from Gant by Michael Bastian. This is his seventh season as the man charged with updating this traditional sportswear brand (WWD's words, not mine), and I absolutely love his latest twist. The theme revolves around a couple exploring the Galapagos islands, and obviously doing so in style. (Check out the menswear looks here.)

Of course, I'd love to be part of a couple exploring the islands that Charles Darwin made known to us all, but more than that - I'd like to be this a lady sporting a pinstriped suit with an Ecuadorian woven belt and espadrille wedges (throw in that straw hat, too). I'm in the mood for camo lately too, so the not-quite-camo printed jacket and cropped or rolled trousers are of particular interest. Paired with a classic man's shirt? Please. I'm half-way to MB's dreamy islands already. Will it last? Who knows, but in the meantime I'm filing this collection directly into the "be this girl" category for spring 2013.

Read the WWD review here, and the review here.

*PS - how much does this model look like my girl Megan over at Style Girlfriend?

[Image credits: WWD]


  1. The shows definitely have a way of making you feel like your wardrobe needs a tremendous overhaul ... over and over again. Love all of the cute pants for Fall, too. A trip to the Galapagos wouldn't be half bad either!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  2. This collection is hot! Its rugged.

    I think I will have to post looks on Pearls and Peacocks ( with a special shout out to you.

    Thanks for opening my eyes!

    Have a great one.

  3. the exploration aesthetic is one that i do not typically adopt personally, but truly admire; i love the simplicity of the individual pieces that are able to compound through the layering. such an interesting collection.

  4. These looks are beautiful!