Though the most high-profile fashion shows are inevitably created by those dynasty houses with a wealth of resources at their disposal, it is essential to recognize greatness whenever we can see it. Our Top 10 “Other” category highlights the work of creatives who are raising crucial voices in the global fashion conversation, wherever they may be.
Jonathan Anderson continued to push boundaries in terms of both design and presentation. With a thoughtful focus on the idea of shape, his collection was inspired by the work of two artists: ceramics artist Dame Magdalene Odundo and sculptor and performance artist Shawnda Corbett. His presentation felt like an art gallery in the shape of a book, featuring portraits of and work by both of these artists in conversation with his own.
Another artist who benefitted from not being expected to hold a physical show, Gabriele Colangelo of Giada made a thoughtful presentation of a collection which showed off his mastery of cut.
This season marked the first time that graduate students of Institut Français de la Mode were invited to debut their collections at Paris Fashion Week, and the young designers made the most of this opportunity. We were thrilled by their forward-thinking work – especially the exquisite exploration of proportion by designer Clement Picot, which featured incredible shoulder and drapery elements.
With a focused digital presentation of a collection that exemplifies creative director Rok Hwang’s cutting-edge sense of the contemporary, Rokh takes home our top spot.
Here are The Impression Top 10 ‘Other’ fashion shows of Fall 2021 season as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.