Since he spends so much time at the Gant headquarters in Sweden, Michael Bastian looked to the Nordic winters as inspiration for his sophomore attempt at women’s wear. He combined his take on “modern Swedish heritage” with the preppy American one that has become Gant’s signature — and the two worlds meshed together oh so well. Highlights included cozy knits, shrunken shearling bombers, a wool schoolgirl dress and sweet plaid tops.
Meanwhile, Bastian’s slim-fit men’s pieces mixed a vintage feel with technical elements. A fitted, double-breasted navy blazer was paired with camouflage pants, and a shawl collar red corduroy tuxedo jacket with pinstripe jeans. “It’s the way they put things together in Stockholm,” Bastian said. “I have never seen a group of people work the winter like the Swedish.”