The all American designer Michael Bastian adopted scuba diving as the Inspiration for spring his 2011 collection. At first i didn't think it sounded so promising until i saw the end result and for the most part i liked what I've seen. Yes there were some swimwear and diving pieces but for the most part the collection offers any American man who is a fan of the modern preppy style (which was a big theme all around this season) lots of good pieces for his spring wardrobe, especially the jackets and suits that looked tailored but effortless to wear. It is clearly once again that Michael knows what his customer is looking for and he does a great job offering it to him, and quite frankly i can see any guy no matter what his style is finding some pieces to work with it....even I who is not a fan of the preppy style would love to add some of these jackets to my wardrobe.
The only thing i would say is that he could have shown few less looks to make the presentation more focused...but hey, i can live with that. More Photos after the jump.
Photos by Thomas Iannaccone for WWD.