Like to think you operate outside the influence of fashion? Think again. From the colour of your shirts to the cut of your pants, all of menswear is influenced by a trickle-down effect that begins in the minds of the industry’s top creatives and winds up in your wardrobe.
The designers operating at the apex of the fashion world, whether it be in haute couture or streetwear, have a huge influence on the direction of menswear in general. These are the people who effectively decide what we all wear, whether we want to accept the fact or not.
With that in mind, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the people calling the shots. After all, if someone is surreptitiously picking your outfits for you, you should probably know their name at the very least.
Below you’ll find a handpicked list of what we feel are the most influential