A.Potts FW22 Genderless Collection: SKINFOLK
Designer Aaron Potts debuted the brand’s 2022 Fall/Winter genderless collection at New York Fashion Week. The collection entitled “SKINFOLK: Skin Tone, Sculptural Shapes and Noir-Romantics” was included as part of NYFW Men’s Day last Friday.
Potts learned of his love for designing in a fashion illustrating class in high school, according to Paper Magazine. The next step was attending Parsons School of Design and interning with Donna Karan at DKNY. According to Paper, Potts worked alongside Emanuel Ungaro at Escada in Germany. After that Potts went on to work as a design director at Jimmy Choo.
In 2018, Potts decided the next step was to start his own brand, A.Potts. And while the brand is still relatively new it has quickly gained popularity since its 2018 launch. In 2020, Aaron Potts won the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for all-gender fashion.
A.Potts, by Aaron Potts
Potts is known for designing intricate, gravity-defying, garments and this new collection did not disappoint. The collection featured 27 looks in pink, brown, and black tones all of which showed inspiring structure and movement.
The deconstructed runway show made an impact with an avant-garde mix of garments. The looks ranged from mesh-fringe, voluminous ruffles, and even a parachute-esque cape. The mesh-fringe bags, cape, and even a hat showed off the various materials used in the collection.
Not only did the designer play with different innovative materials, but the garments all played with various proportions. From perfectly fitted skirts, dresses, and jackets to drop-crotch jumpsuits, oversized ruffles, and huge bubble sleeves this collection has it all.
Many people were predicting an opera glove trend in 2022 and this collection incorporated that trend expertly. All the models walked wearing black leather elbow-length gloves.
The show came to an end with all the models walking one final lap around the room and stopping in color-coordinated rows to show the breathtaking collection as a whole.