Five years ago, the whole trajectory of men’s fashion completely changed. Three major designers—Virgil Abloh, Kim Jones, and Hedi Slimane—debuted at new brands within a few months of each other. The prevailing trends in stores and on the streets, meanwhile, reflected the revolutionary spirit that was in the air. Utilitarian clothing in sporty cuts and tactical fabrics flooded boutique shelves amidst an unstable political environment, and streetwear’s logo-heavy aesthetics were fully mainstream. Meanwhile, fashion’s relationship with gender was becoming more nuanced, and men were leaning into a wilder sense of style, embracing huge pants, short shorts, and purses as a softer side of masculinity emerged. It was a major inflection point that set off a period of profound transformation. Read more at GQ.