Sometimes being less famous can be a good thing: the ability to fly under the radar means a designer or label can explore idiosyncratic creative goals or personal ideas without the burden of history and expectations. This season’s Top 10 Other men’s shows category features the work of up-and-coming designers who impressed us with their balance of technical mastery and personal vision.
1017-ALYX 9SM and Y/Project both shared collections that highlighted the creative strengths of their respective creative directors. Matthew M. Williams’ sleek and functional formal streetwear felt like a greatest hits compilation for the brand, while Glenn Martens flexed his ability to subvert classic, staple pieces through avant-garde experimentation.
Qasimi had a very strong showing that leaned into its eponymous creative director’s mastery of color and love for architecture. Framed by crisp geometric lines and a window of greenery, the strength and cohesion of the looks really came through.
Here are The Impression Top 10 ‘Other’ fashion shows of Spring 2022 season as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.