GANT by Michael Bastian Fall 2012, titled "The Lucky Ones", is based on Bastian's memories and experiences of living in Boston while in college there. The collection is a youthful mix of classic preppy, sports utility and fashion influences inspired by MOD revival.
Bastian combines the idea of luck and the concept of "today is my lucky day" with a belief in certain objects possessing a good energy.
In the spirit of luck, there's a special coin on every hangtag on every piece of clothing in the collection that you can save, put in your pocket or add to your key ring.
The women's collection includes a gray University Blazer, tartan tuxedo bib, solid and striped shirts, skinny jeans and skinny patent belts. My favorite looks from the GANT by Michael Bastian Fall 2012 presentation are the tweed boxy double breasted blazer with tweed wrap skirt and horizontal stitch turtleneck, the fairisle shetland sweater, round collar white Sam shirt with pencil skirt and skinny belt and the Donegal blazer, Marinario turtleneck, Donegal chino skirt with patent belt and vertical stripe tights.
The checked double breasted blazer, cord blazer, pincord patchwork blazer, solid oxford shirts, plaid flannels and striped and checked poplin top my men's favorites list.
- Kim Weling