Hear the Music That Inspired Michael Bastian's Fall/Winter GANT Collection


by SPIN Staff
Reid Ulrich
Photo by Reid Ulrich

The designer's guiding playlist includes English Beat, White Stripes, and Joy Division

During this month's Fashion Week festivities in New York, Michael Bastian debuted his forthcoming Fall/Winter collection for GANT, set to hit shops later this year. Gone are the near hypercolor, Hawaiian-influenced, '60s-inspired pieces from last go-round and in their place sits a variety of crisp, smartly layered looks that are firmly rooted in English new wave. It's a good change of lanes. We've assembled a few YouTube snippets of songs that Bastian included in a playlist meant to guide the collection. While the mood — much like the above photo would suggest — is ostensibly mod, there's a lot more at work here: Bastian's mixtape seems to have found inspiration in everything from Elvis to No Doubt. Here are a few easy highlights:

The English Beat - "Mirror in the Bathroom"

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Joy Division - "Heart and Soul"

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Siouxsie and The Banshees - "Kiss Them for Me"

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The White Stripes - "Hypnotize"

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No Doubt - "Just a Girl"

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See Also:
The Sound Behind Robert Geller's New York Fashion Week Show

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  • 1 J. Cole — Be Free " 04:01
  • 2 Captain Murphy — Cosplay " 02:41
  • 3 Charli XCX — Break the Rules " 03:24
  • 4 Eve — The Beat Is So Crazy (featuring Madonna) " 04:00
  • 5 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 6 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08

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