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Bastian debuted two collections _ the more laid back GANT by Michael Bastian and the more buttoned up Michael Bastian.

His namesake line, Michael Bastian, has clean-cut suits, sweaters and dress shirts.

“This new suit trend is really dependent on it being more of a designer fit,” Bastian said. “Slim, all of the designer details.”

The GANT line is trendier. There are suits, but the sleeves are rolled up, fingerless gloves and pants tucked into boots.



The label’s designer, Bernardo Rojo, looked to the classic 1930s style of the movie “The Sting” for the label’s collection.

Rojo’s detail work showed, with elbow pads on jackets, large buckles on the belts of coats and large scarfs draped close to the neck. His runway show ended with a dozen models wearing different tuxedos, punctuating Rojo’s message that formal is back.

“I think it’s time to dress up, dressing down, we have had it for a long time,” Rojo said. “But it has to be in a contemporary way. I don’t want to make it old.”


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