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Monday Muse: Norman Rockwell Inspires Gant by Michael Bastian

Gant by Michael Bastian Fall 2013 Michael Bastian made his mark on menswear by designing clothes that were so All-American that he ushered in a new menswear movement. In what seemed like a nanosecond, the blogosphere and every men’s mag had Hedi Slimane slim suits and severe European tailoring in the rear view and buffalo

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Monday Muse: True Romance Inspires Coach Spring 2015

Coach Spring 2015 Last season, the very British Stuart Vevers showed Coach’s first-ever ready-to-wear collection. That collection was inspired by Americana and for Spring 2015, Vevers is still obsessing over America. Only this time, he’s not looking at the urbane, he’s taking to the open road on an all-American road trip. Combined with Patricia Arquette’s

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Monday Muse: Dieter Rams Inspires Jason Wu Resort 2015

Dieter Rams designs Minimalist designer Dieter Rams seems like an unlikely touchstone for Jason Wu, whose collections usually drip with decadence, lace and embellishments. But perhaps his time at Hugo Boss has rubbed off on his namesake collection, because he name checked the German industrial designer as the starting point for his own take on

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Monday Muse: Christine Keeler Inspires Burberry’s Christopher Bailey

Christine Keeler Christine Keeler Spies, espionage, sex appeal. International capers and intrigue might not be the calling card of British brand Burberry, but creative director Christopher Bailey tapped into one aspect of the brand’s storied trenches that’s more about seduction than stormproofing. Christine Keeler, the showgirl-turned-government-liability that made news headlines in the ’60s inspired a

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Monday Muse: Recycling & Upcycling Inspires 3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2016 Dirt isn’t a runway staple. But there it was €” mounds of it €” on the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Unlike his New York brethren, Lim isn’t usually one for runway theatrics. But backstage, when he mentioned that all of the dirt was literally his own, things started to

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