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Michael Bastian looked to his own college days in Boston—specifically to a trio of close friends: a mod girl, her boxer beau and himself—for inspiration for this Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, hoping to crystallize that time (the ’80s) and place. Among some other period films, Pretty In Pink was projected during the unveiling at Exit Art in Manhattan, and there’s definitely a sophisticated Ducky vibe running through the looks.

We always count on GANT for gently updated American sportswear, and Bastian’s clean capture of a specific point in the past serves that aim well. These wares are creative and sometimes daring without being freaky or intimidating to GANT devotees (we assume there are some of you out there). While we are in no hurry to rock any of these complete looks (some of them for fear of looking like a total Steff), there are lots of fetching (or should we say “fetch”) pieces to choose from.

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