Michael Bastian bring swagger back to American sportswear with the Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
“People try to pigeonhole me as preppy. 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 collection 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.” – said Michael Bastian after the show.
Backstage photos taken by fashion photographer Joseph Bleu: