Inspired by one of my favorite childhood films (The Red Balloon), Michael Bastian’s French men always break your heart themed show opened up with a soulful serenade from singer-songwriter Alice Smith.
Models emerged in pineapple print shorts, and army green, blue and red leopard pants. Equally elaborate were tops in an array of coral, lumberjack and floral button-down, with graphic, argyle, red and blue leopard sweaters. Grey, plaid blazers and seersucker suits completed the look.
Fancy footwear included brightly hued and graphic-print slippers and espadrilles, and perforated sneakers with colored laces. Bastian’s use of print layering continued in outerwear with red leopard and olive-green parka jackets.
The House of Bastian, with their carefully curated accessory pieces, presented some amazing straw fedoras, pineapple-print and olive-green Fisherman hats, red handkerchiefs, floral pocket scarves and neutral tone bow ties. Solid color and army fatigue belts, banana and other fruity-delight pendent necklaces with effortlessly cool M. Bastian x Randolph sunglasses and classic leather man-bags.
When referring to designer Patrick Kelly, Bastian once said “No one loved Paris more than he did,” and in keeping with the innate style of French guys, Bastian’s bright collection personified a meticulously organized carefree sex appeal.
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