MILAN — Christopher Bastin has left his post as creative director of Gant, a role he held since 2012.

The designer first joined the Swedish-based company in 2005 as lead designer of men’s shirts. Four years later, he took on the post of head of design for the Gant Rugger casual label, which he relaunched in 2010.

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“I’ve had a tremendous time at Gant,” said Bastin, who presented his last Gant collection at New York Fashion Week last September. “I’m proud of what I brought to the company and where we have taken our creative direction. I feel that my job at Gant is done — it
 is now time for me to pursue other dreams.”

“Christopher leaves a great footprint and will be missed,” said Gant chief executive officer Patrik Nilsson. “I would like to thank him for his passion and contribution. For years he spearheaded our design and has been integral in forming the Gant brand to what it is today.”

According to Nilsson, a new creative director is expected to join the brand by the end of the year.

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