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Backstage at Michael Bastian Spring / Summer 2016

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Inspired by Bel-Air and old Hollywood, the Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2016 collection featured uptown preppy wears in a range of pastels, denim, campy prints and patterns, and suiting separates in blues, blacks and stripes. The casuals included cashmere cardigans, cream shorts, flannel shirts, polo shirts and among the accessories, a fabulous banana leaf camouflage print tote and cheeky slippers by Stubbs and Wootton. The NYFWMs show also marked Bastian’s entry into the women’s wear market.

 

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See more behind the scenes moments from Bastian’s runway show along with collection images below:

 

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Must Have: Michael Bastian Chronowing Smartwatch

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Earlier this week I got a chance to preview menswear designer Michael Bastian’s new smartwatch at an event hosted by Gilt (where the watch will be exclusively sold). Bastian designed the watch in partnership with Hewlett-Packard and I wrote an article of the details of the watch and the design process for AskMen.com. Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Fun In The Curaçao Sun

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9 Polos To Get This Summer

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June seems to be going by so fast, as Father’s Day is already this weekend. To add to your summer wardrobe, or in case you haven’t had time to pick up a gift yet for your dad, partner or any other men in your life with kids, a polo is a timeless summer style.

As a summer essential, the polo can be dressed up or down and is offered in the collections of several men’s fashion brands each summer season. See my picks below:

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Banana Republic Luxe-Touch Geo Print Polo ($44) Read the rest of this entry

5 Menswear Trends From New York Fashion Week To Use Now

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I couldn’t help but notice all the different trends that were present among the fall/winter 2014 collections, especially the ones you can use now as we close out winter and enter into spring. My favorite looks for each below:

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NYFW: Michael Bastian’s Japan-inspired Collection For F/W 2014

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Another New York Fashion Week season is among us, and it’s off to a fantastic start with Michael Bastian’s fall/winter 2014 presentation on Tuesday at the Rubin Museum of Art. Inspired by trips to Japan, Bastian’s collection ranged from casual to formal evening wear with different pieces and accessories made with kimono fabric (used in scarves, windbreakers and a kimono itself), or with ethnic and artful embroidery—such as a ‘Samurai armor’ fair isle turtleneck sweater, a track jacket with Mt Fuji on the back and a Godzilla cashmere sweater (which everyone will need right away).

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