Swedish-based sportswear company Gant announced Thursday that its creative director, Christopher Bastin, has left his post. Gant CEO Patrik Nilsson expects the position will be filled by the end of the year.
Bastin first joint Gant in 2005 as lead designer of men’s shirts, and would come to be an integral force within the company, re-launching the Gant Rugger casual label in 2010 before taking on his current post in 2012. He recently spearheaded Gant Diamond G, a new line of men’s oxford shirts, and oversaw Gant’s spring 2016 runway show, which unified the company’s sub-labels as the House of Gant.
“I’ve had a tremendous time at Gant,” Bastin said in a statement. “I’m proud of what I brought to the company and where we have taken our creative direction. I feel that my job at Gant is done—it is now time for me to pursue other dreams.”