Did you notice? Gender stereotypes are démodé.
When it comes to sex roles, fashion enjoys mixing up different points of view (and garments). As seen on Giorgio Armani’s, Sibling’s, Prada’s and Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane’s catwalks: all of them featured both men and women in their shows, with such models and clothes similarities that ‘guess the gender’ has fast become the favourite “topic” during recent fashion weeks.
What about high-street fashion? It’s on the same way. The first alarm was launched by the super department store Selfridges that, last year, has created Agender, a new gender-neutral pop-up (that spanned three floors of its Oxford Street flagship store). The experiment still goes on during the Fall Winter 2015-2016.
So, the upcoming winter shopping experience will be filled with gender-neutral statements: bigger sweatshirts, tailored jackets and pantsuits, mannish footwear, often energized by color and creepers soles. But pay attention. It’s a new mix for her and for him. Woman or man? Pink or black? No one is the winner, both are! Funny details like classic fedoras, unisex fluo eyewear, comics prints never miss.
Enjoy the trans-gender fashion statement!
© Giorgio Armani