Michael Bastian (born October 13, 1965), is an American fashion designer known for his namesake label, Michael Bastian, and his work for brands such as GANT. He has received recognition for his work, most notably the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2011.
|Education||Babson College (B.A.)|
|Michael Bastian, GANT by Michael Bastian, Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering, Havaianas + Michael Bastian, Stubbs & Wootton by Michael Bastian|
Early life and educationEdit
After College, Bastian moved to New York City, where his first job was as an Assistant Buyer at Abraham & Strauss. This was followed by positions within Sotheby's, Tiffany & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren, and most recently, Bergdorf Goodman, where he was the men’s fashion director for five years. It was this experience that led Bastian to launch in 2006 his own menswear line.
Bastian's namesake line is currently carried in over 50 retail locations in North America, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. It was produced under a licensing agreement with Italian cashmere label Brunello Cucinelli. The agreement was terminated at the end of 2010.
In 2010, a collaboration with GANT was launched. The line, GANT by Michael Bastian, has since expanded to include womenswear. The collection is distributed in over 60 countries worldwide, in both GANT stores and independent retailers.
In 2011, Bastian launched two new collaborations: with Randolph Engineering under the name Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering, and with Brazilian brand Havaianas. Bastian created a collection of 15 variations on current and vintage Randolph Engineering models for the label. For Havaianas, Bastian created 4 limited edition styles under the name Havaianas + Michael Bastian.
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2008||Michael Bastian||CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year||Nominated|
|2009||CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year||Won|
|2012||GMHC Fashion Forward: Style Vault Award||Won|
|2013||CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year||Nominated|