CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year 2011, New York based Michael Bastian collaborates with fast retail giant UNIQLO features a line of polo shirts that showcase preppy-chic aesthetic at a lower price inspired by the universality of the polo that are stylish riff on the classic. The UNIQLO x Michael Bastian Polo collection consists of 16 polo shirt looks priced at $19.90. In the designer’s words, “I designed this project with myself in mind, like I design everything I do. I really personalize it and always ask myself ‘Would I wear that? Do I want that? Is this something I’ve been looking for a while?’ It really is a personal process, but I’m a man designing menswear, so it’s as good a place to start as any.”
For the past 60 years, Fred Perry has cemented itself as much more than just an iconic polo shirt. The quintessentially British brand has become an integral part of Britain’s subcultural fabric, associating itself heavily with some of the world’s most creative movements. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the brand sought out legendary British DJ, director (including the 1978 cult classic Punk Rock Movie) and music pioneer Don Letts to help pay homage to this historic event through a series of films.