While the fashion calendar’s big names were focused on a quieter luxury and considering what is most essential about their brand heritage today, the younger and smaller brands that fill the industry with exciting new life continued to move forward with their distinct visions – and they weren’t afraid of a bit of spectacle either, as shown by Coperni’s robot-dog venture or Sunnei’s rock-and-roll show format.
Daniel Del Core continued to prove he’s the closest thing to a modern McQueen with a hauntingly beautiful collection that ruminated on what can bloom from the ashes of catastrophic geological events and climate crises.
While much of this season in Europe has felt like a step backwards for body diversity and inclusivity, Ester Manas continued to set a better example with her collection that again proved sexiness and femininity belong to all body types.
At Y/Project, creative director Glenn Martens brought a sharp focus to his unstoppably experimental nature as he continued to build up his self-referential, one-of-a-kind fashion vocabulary.
Rokh takes home our top spot with its show that made theatrical use of performance art and retro technology to platform the spirit of power and progress behind its collection that featured sexily deconstructed office wear.
Here are The Impression’s Top 10 Standout fashion shows of Fall 2023 season as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.