The Frenchman will never lose his characteristic flamboyance– that natural charm that draws women in regardless of his undeniable heartbreak reputation. Ladies, keep your emotions in check because according to designer Michael Bastian, “French men always break your heart.”
Such a bold statement is the concept of the Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection. Inspired by 1956’s The Red Balloon, Bastian somersaults into a patterned frenzy of pineapples, leopard spots, multi-colored polka dots, and flannel that feel like a time long forgotten only to be revisited again in 2014. If the Rat Pack were still around, they may even find themselves drawn to Bastian’s whimsical attire of slim-fitted blazers, striped dress shirts, turtleneck sweaters, and blue and orange running sneakers that cleverly lock the playful mix of jungle fever with French flirtation altogether. The collection is meant for men who are on the prowl and ready to indulge in his animal instincts. Just stand back and watch him roar.