Michael Bastian, who reliably turns out a well-executed collection of bright, breezy and boyish American classics, pretty much shocked everyone with the forest of dark, moody pieces he sent down the runway for Fall 2013. What we learned form this collection is that there is more to Bastian than he’s been letting on. He’s got a dark side, filled with leather straps, black feathers and wolves. Venturing outside the comfort zone, it would be easy for a designer to stumble. Rather Bastian conquered and in the process opened his brand up to more than a few new customers.
Related: Michael Bastian Spring 2013