Old Hollywood

Michael Bastian SS16
15 July 2015

This was Bastian’s interpretation of Old Hollywood. None of the public glamour it was known for but what went on behind the face of it: the super-agents, the publicists – the beating heart of the industry.

The underlying commentary to the collection was a satirical viewpoint on Bel-Air. Its motives, attitudes and practices. The set was centred on the high-end clientele residing in such a neighbourhood with pristinely cut shrubbery, glimpses of chandeliers through windows and surveillance cameras aimed outwards at the media.

Looks reflected this lifestyle of the rich and the famous with old-school tailoring and traditional silhouetting: Prince of Wales check being one; peaked collars being another; conspicuous pin-stripes, too. Fun interjections came in the form of banana-leaf camo and knitted sweaters, the latter styled with rolled-up sleeves (with ruffled collars peeping above the necklines), “Eureka” positioned across the front and brightly coloured Fair Isles, exuding wealth in all areas.

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