Michael Bastian Is Gap Fashion Designer

April 16, 2008
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Meet Michael Bastian, an up-and-coming fashion designer whose latest line can be seen in Gap stores this Spring. See his biography, photos and video here.




Gap is releasing its 2008 Gap Design Editions, and the line is going to feature clothes by several up-and-coming designers. The men’s shirts in Gap’s spring line are designed by Michael Bastian and start at $58. Gap has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers/Vogue Fashion Fund to support and encourage new American designers, and introduce them to new audiences.

Michael Bastian Biography

As a biography, Michael Bastian is a fashion designer whose clothes are currently loved in Japan, although he is breaking into other markets. He works in New York City designing menswear.

Michael was born in Lyons, New York. He attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and thereafter began his career in fashion. Bastian has worked for the likes of Abraham & Strauss, Tiffany & Co., Sotheby’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Bergdorf Goodman. After working at Bergdorf for five years, Bastian decided to launch his own range of menswear, and the collection is now in its fourth year.

In February 2008, Bastian, after beginning a new career as creative director of menswear for Bill Blass, launched his spring line. The collection consisted of 300 pieces that one critic described as personal and “enigmatic idiosyncrasy”. The critic said,

“No retailer could possibly do justice to the multilayered story he was telling with his clothes.”

The line was modeled during New York Fashion Week. In March 2008, Bastian was nominated for the 2008 CFDA Menswear designer of the year award as well as the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award where he was a finalist.

See photos of Bastian’s 2008 line and video from the 2008 New York Fashion Week below.

2008 New York Fashion Week – LAMB line






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