Fashion is full of giants, be it big media companies or multi-generational, established design houses. But for every Goliath there is a David. Young, relatively, and scrappy businesses that are happy to take on giants, they are the renegades… “The Others.”

At The Impression we see high to low, on the beaten track and off. And often, some of our favorite shows don’t occur in a big box, with a big set, from a big house. Not that we mind those, as the big are big for a reason and they certainly deserve the attention they receive.

But what about ‘The Others’? You know, the ones trying to build a label before they build a house to house their shows. The Impression wanted to call out a few ‘other’ designers whose work inspired us by their design integrity. Be they newbies or on the cusp of the establishment, here are THE IMPRESSION’S FALL 2016 BEST OF THE OTHERS

BY KENNETH RICHARD | The Impressionist


Designer | Joseph Altuzarra
Fashion Week | New York

Derek Lam

Designer | Derek Lam
Fashion Week | New York

Fausto Puglisi

Designer | Fausto Puglisi
Fashion Week | Milan


Designer | Gabriele Colangelo
Fashion Week | Milan

Haider Ackermann

Designer | Haider Ackermann
Fashion Week | Paris

Iris van Herpen

Designer | Iris van Herpen
Fashion Week | London

Léa Peckre

Designer | Léa Peckre
Fashion Week | Paris


Designers | Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia
Fashion Week | New York

Sies Marjan

Designer | Sander Lak
Fashion Week | New York


Designer | Demna Gvasalia
Fashion Week | Paris