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The rise of Gender Fluid Fashion

Breaking boundaries in the fashion industry

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Gender fluidity in fashion

Gender fluid fashion isn’t a new concept. It’s not a trend, but rather A long overdue recognition of fashion's most influential groups. In fashion, as non-conforming individuals have long expressed themselves through clothing across cultures and eras. Today, with society becoming more open to non-binary and gender-fluid self-expression, it's crucial for brands and fashion leaders to maintain the momentum. The binary division of gender is loosening as Gen Zers and millennials challenge societal norms, bringing gender fluidity in fashion to the forefront.

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Erasing gender boundaries

Gucci

Renowned brands are embracing the change. Gucci introduced "Gucci Mx," a non-binary, gender-fluid clothing section. They aim to dissolve gender lines in the name of self-expression, offering gender-neutral styles and sizes and removing gender symbols from their clothing. This approach allows wearers to freely choose their favorite items, naturally showcasing their inner selves. Gender fluidity in fashion is increasingly gaining popularity and becoming more accessible to people across the gender spectrum, breaking away from the shadows of traditional gender norms.

Photo Credit: Gucci x Melek Zertal *The collection is accompanied by a comic-strip by artist Melek Zertal. The comic shows a range of characters in colourful Gucci outfits and begins with a professor-character saying: “In conclusion, we learnt that gender identity is not something static. Instead, it is dynamic and constituted by our daily behaviour and self-expression”.

Photo Credit: Charles Jeffrey Loverboy FW23

Photo Credit: Gucci

Photo Credit: Gucci

Photo Credit: Gucci - David Banda & Madonna

Miu Miu

Luxury labels, have been increasingly promoting concepts such as mobility and inclusiveness in their collections. For example, Miuccia took the concept of gender blurring even further in her latest Miu Miu collection. The collection featured a gender-diverse expression of the brand, with designs that catered to non-binary and traditionally masculine physiques. The collection shown alongside items borrowed from the boys, such as argyle sweaters and roomy shearling jackets. This move towards gender-neutral clothing options and inclusivity, encourages one to express themselves freely and confidently. This shift in the industry creates a space for people to be themselves, regardless of societal expectations or pressures, embracing diversity and inclusivity.

Photo Credit: Miu Miu

Photo Credit: Miu Miu

Photo Credit: Miu Miu

Stella McCartney

Designer Stella McCartney acknowledged that today's youth are open-minded and fluid with gender, using self-expression to affect social change. Generation Z, the most diverse generation in American history, is more accepting of non-binary gender identities and concerned about climate change. McCartney's genderless, eco-friendly collection aligns with these core values, featuring utilitarian designs and sustainable materials like recycled polyester and organic cotton.

Photo Credit: Stella McCartney

Photo Credit: Stella McCartney

Photo Credit: Stella McCartney

How celebrities are sporting gender-fluid fashion

Celebrity figures such as Billy Porter, Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, and Billie Eilish are at the forefront of challenging traditional gender norms in fashion. Their influence has led to an increasing demand for unisex and genderless fashion. Harry Styles, for instance, demonstrates his way with clothes and breaking down fashion barriers. On the other hand, Billie Eilish champions gender-fluid fashion by wearing baggy clothes, which allows her to avoid being judged or sexualized. These celebrities are paving the way for more inclusivity and self-expression in fashion.

Gender fluid fashion is much more than just a trend. By encouraging a fashion revolution that empowers individuals to express themselves without limitations or societal pressures, the fashion industry is evolving towards a more open and accepting future.

Photo Credit: Bad Bunny x Jacquemus

Photo Credit: Harry Styles

Photo Credit: Billy Porter

Photo Credit: Billie Eilish

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