Gant by Michael Bastian is launching womenswear for next spring. The line will be priced and styled as a modern contemporary collection with a sharp fashion edge, comprising tailored separates, dresses, denim and swimwear.

“Our women’s business has grown rapidly in recent years, and we are very pleased that our relationship with Michael is blossoming. We have created the strongest foundation possible for this partnership and we are eager to expand the world of Gant by Michael Bastian,” said Gant AB CEO Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg.

“For a while now I've been thinking about expanding into women's design, and I'm really happy and grateful that Gant is giving me this opportunity. I'm very excited to begin exploring who the female counterpart is to my Gant guy. While he is pretty straightforward and sporty, I feel the Gant by Michael Bastian girl will be a little more of a surprise,” added Bastian.

The inaugural Gant by Michael Bastian collection for men, meanwhile, is headed to stores this fall. The lacrosse-inspired men’s American sportswear collection, which was a hit at New York Fashion Week, will be available at fine retailers such as Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Selfridges, Colette, and Gant’s freestanding stores.