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Michael Bastian looks to Japanese culture for menswear inspiration

Michael Bastian looks to Japanese culture for menswear inspiration

NEW YORK --  Michael Bastian presented his fall and winter 2014 menswear collection at the Ruben Museum of Art here on Tuesday afternoon, a jewel-toned, Japanese-inspired range of pieces that was the perfect mix of upscale and whimsical.

The inspiration: "I've been traveling to Tokyo a lot lately," Bastian told us backstage. "And I've also been noticing all those Japanese street-style photographers that gather outside places like [men's show] Pitti Uomo.  In a way they're really the world's editors." Bastian said the collection was recognition of all that comes out of Japan: "the funny stuff, the serious stuff and the beautiful...

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