For the Spring/Summer 2013 season, GANT by Michael Bastian found inspiration for menswear and womenswear ranges of clothes in the Galapagos, a group of remote islands off the coast off Ecuador. Famously studied by Charles Darwin in the 1830s, the islands untouched volcanic terrain and indigenous species led to the explorer’s groundbreaking theory of evolution. This spirit of discovery and the island’s wild fauna serve as the backdrop for the GANT by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, where men and women become modern explorers.
The garments are inspired by technical workwear and gear with mesh and nylon that are simultaneously softened with organic fabrics (linen and cotton). The colour palette includes muted shades of blue, gray, taupe and green, as well as dashes of bright yellow, orange, red, turquoise and silver. Patterns include the GANT by Machael Bastian signature camo, knit techniques inspired by Ecuadorian arts and crafts, and a leaf print.