The Best Of 2017.
GQ have named their Best New Menswear Designers 2017: The Coolest Designers Of The Year, all of whom will be creating mini collections for Gap later this year. Each designer gave “their take” on being named the Best Menswear Designer of 2017.
Alexandre Mattiussi – AMI
“When you’re a designer for a big brand, you can’t afford the pieces you’re designing. My goal is to imagine the clothes I’m designing now on real people I might come across on the street, on the subway, on the terrace at the café.”
Jey Perie – Kinfolk
“Clothes are as much a part of our DNA as nightlife is. It’s easier to sell a gin-and-tonic than a $1,000 jacket, but in terms of how we shine in the world, our clothing brand has a much bigger reach.”
Yasuto Kamoshita & Poggy – United Arrows
“Our relationship is a bit like father and son. The son, who loves recent street culture, wouldn’t talk about the latest trend with him—yet the father is a great figure for the son to rely on for advice on life and the essence of things.”