Monday, 14 March 2016

Genderless Fashion

Since we were born we were obligated to follow the unwritten rules of society. From the beginning of our lives we were being put into boxes one the most obvious box is "gender", which has nothing to do with our sex which determines if we are male or female. Gender is more socially constructed,than biological,many argue that there is not really a reason why little girls have to be in pink and play with dolls and little boys play with trucks and wear blue is more of a marketing technique to separate the identities and put people into boxes.
With  a result of this to raise close minded people who are confusing sexuality and trans-sexuality; for instance if a boy wears pink then people would start assuming that he is homosexual or trans,when he is just being a child.

Lately, the fashion world started to shift away from the norm and break the gender boundaries. The predominant trend in latest fashion weeks are gender neutral designs. Designers like Gucci, Esther Perbandt,Rick Owens have had their models strut on the catwalk having the people wondering if the models are females or males. Recently the retail giant Zara has launched the "ungendered" collection. Even though the collection is very safe it is definitely a start. 

Many would argue that gender neutral designs will take away the femininity and masculinity, however clothes can be designed in such a way that they don't eliminate that. For instance, Esther Perbandt a German designer, has created clothes that can be worn by both genders.

Is gender neutral revolutionary that will change the way we perceive fashion in association with gender or just another trend that will soon fade away?
What do you think? 

20 comments:

  1. I think that gender neutrality is here to stay, but I think that it will settle into being a normal option. I think it will be another form of fashion so that there will be masculine design, feminine design, and neutral design. All three have their merits.
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  2. Very interesting read! I like some of the gender neutral styles..some I don't...so it's all a matter of preference for me. Great article!

    Valerie
    Fashion and travel

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  3. Ohmy, emerald green satin robe with fur sleeves, definitely party king :) A-la Hugh Hefner :)

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  4. I think it is a more a fad. Then again, you should not trust my fashion sense as it certainly is one of my weak points. :)

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  5. I really like alot of the unisex style clothing, I also was a big fan of when boyfriend fit came around whether it was in shirts or pants! I could literally steal stuff from my boyfriend's closet! Win, win!

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  6. I do not think of it as a trend to stay - it will come and go just like most trends do. Soon enough people will want to be able to express their femininity or masculinity again and will revert back to different options.

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  7. Gender neutral fashion likely isn't going anywhere. It has been around in the form of sweatshirts, t-shirts and the like for a long time, only now it has a name and place in higher fashion (which I think is going to make for some great options and more relatable fashion for a lot of people).

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  8. That's me, that's me!! I dress like a boy most of the time but with at least one thing girly on (like a little cleavage or pink lipstick on) and it suits my lifestyle. I wouldn't want to be mistaken as a guy though - no, no.

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  9. These are very interesting looks you shared here. I'm really loving that floral blouse. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. Considering the trans community is getting more acceptance in mainstream media, the genderless fashion "trend' might be here to stay. We'll see.....

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  11. I am actually not a fan of gender neutral fashion. I don't mind a little cross over (ie.. a girl with a tie and man in florals) but do appreciate feminine and masculine fashion. I like that we are different.

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  12. I think gender fluid fashion is more representative of our diverse population where men and women are not neccessarily feminine or masculine but prefer to be more androgynous. My personal style is very eclectic- one day I can be in a dress and the next wearing dungarees and a preppy shirt and I love being able to challenge gender boundaries. What is life without versatility? It would be boring!

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  13. good post and its coming to stay ..liked the pics too

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  14. Personally I don't think gender neutral clothes are here to stay. Women have shapes while men have muscles, a men's Thirst will look baggy on a woman and a woman's Shirt would look strange on a man. In my opinion women should show their femininity, not hide it behind baggy clothes.

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  15. I hope it isn't here to stay! I like frilly clothes. I don't think I would wear the gender neutral trend.

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  16. Even if it became the fashion, you would see people restyling it, because everyone has their own shape and size and personality!

    Gigi |¤ https://bmobshelldrawer.wordpress.com/

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  17. I think it's here to stay, and I also agree with one of the above comments, that it isn't even a new thing. It's the labels that are new. I think gender neutrality in the fashion world will be especially empowering for guys, who often feel stifled by their fashion choices.

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  18. I love how everyone is starting to bring out genderless fashion now. But then again, I've been wearing my fiancés clothes for years!

    Ami xxx

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  19. Nice blog..Its good to have general neutrality in fashion too but some of the clothes does not go along nicely on everyone..Although its a good step
    Mini noms

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  20. Theres something I love about unisex/genderless pieces - I think the trend has been around for a looong time (in subtle forms like tshirts, shirts, pants etc) and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. They are usually super versatile and make an outfit look effortless.

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