Fashion is full of giants, be it big media companies or multi-generational, established design houses. But for every Goliath there is a David. Those scrappy businesses that are on the cusp and 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 TOP 10 ‘OTHER’ WOMEN’S DESIGNER COLLECTIONS OF 2015.

BY KENNETH RICHARD | The Impressionist


10 Marco de Vincenzo Spring 2016

9 Marques Almeida Spring 2016

8 Nicholas K Fall 2015

7 Jason Wu Fall 2015

6 Peter Pilotto Fall 2015

5 Proenza Schouler Fall 2015

4 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Fall 2015

3 No. 21 Fall 2015

2 Sacai Fall 2015

1 Alexander Wang Spring 2016