Michael Bastian is out to perfect, not reinvent, American men’s wear, while celebrating iconic American men and stories. For spring, he created a tribute to lifeguards, a cheerful collection of beachy yet effortlessly sexy sportswear. For fall he went in a rugged, slightly grungy direction, inspired by “On the Road” and “My Own Private Idaho,” and with his own spirits dampened by the dissolution of the Bill Blass men’s collection, which he had been tapped to revive. The silver lining? Ideas he’d compartmentalized for Blass started seeping into his signature collection, he says, making it “a little more consciously chic, not so washed down or so loose.”
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"