The inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's is set to kick off on July 13, and as it turns out, at least one show thus far promises to have something in store for the ladies — besides a surplus of male models, of course.
Michael Bastian, the CFDA Award-winning designer who founded his eponymous menswear label in 2006, is expanding into luxury womenswear for spring 2016, and will debut the first few looks during his NYFW: Men's runway show, a rep confirmed to Fashionista. The news was first reported by WWD.
The designer is known for his preppy, all-American aesthetic, and he told the publication that his first women's capsule — made up of 27 pieces — will focus on well-made basics like sweaters, shirting, jeans and trousers at a high-end price point. Playing to the ladies who shop his menswear pieces (or, just as likely, borrow them from their significant others), the womenswear will have the same luxury feel and fabrications that his men's customer is used to, and the styles will be similarly timeless.
While Bastian hinted that his women's debut will include California-inspired linen, cashmere and denim, we're hoping that he'll also offer shrunken versions of his tailored suits, mixed prints (perhaps something like the pineapples or leopard spots he used in his spring 2014 collection) or collegiate separates for his female fans somewhere down the line.