Michael Bastian Men's RTW Spring 2016

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Although the inspiration was Southern California, Michael Bastian's spring collection still offered up his signature uptown preppy aesthetic.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2015

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2015

The designer’s novelty cashmeres were out in force.

Front Row at Michael Bastian

Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of Vampire Weekend, is known for his preppy style, so it made sense that for he made Michael Bastian his first fashion show.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2014

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2014

For fall, the designer culled from his recent trips to Japan.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Spring 2014

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Bastian was inspired by a series of classic French films, like “The Red Balloon” and “The Dreamers,” that he watched while battling a cold.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2013

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Bastian’s preppy guy took a trip to the Lower East Side this season, with a burst of Goth and grunge influences opening his show.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Spring 2013

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2013

A louche elegance pervaded the lavender sport coats, berry-hued chinos and artfully frayed corduroy shorts.

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2012

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2012

This season, Bastian played up a masculine-feminine theme.

Michael Bastian RTW Spring 2012

Michael Bastian Men’s Spring 2012

The designer has a well-honed merchant’s eye and there were plenty of retail-friendly pieces across lots of classifications.

Michael Bastian RTW Spring 2011

Michael Bastian RTW Spring 2011

The easiest route to scuba-theme overkill is neoprene, but Bastian made the point and swiftly moved on.