There is one thing you can always count on from menswear designer Kenneth Ning: you will leave his show in awe of the his ability to create a relatable, forward-thinking collection. Ning's Spring/Summer 2018 collection entitled Protocol, was far from standard issue. Rather, a continuation of his fascination with restructuring how we see and wear conventional menswear. Ning reworks shirts and suiting by playing with proportion and even tilting the silhouette 45 degrees so the sleeve then serves as the neckhole. This season we saw camo, denim, khaki and leather creating a perfect balance of wearability and creativity.
One of my favorite attributes about the designer is that he reveals his passion for his art by opting to show an concentration of his creative vision rather than dilute it with mundane vesture. This shows courage from the young designer and his brand. A courage that will surely secure his place in the world of menswear for years to come.
Images courtesy of Kenneth Ning and CCPR / Video courtesy of Fashion TV