He likes her, she likes him? This is reality or the dream finally come true? The idea is to ensure maximum freedom for all, both men and women, and the opportunity to finally express really through fashion his own being. Then…Women Look Up! The wardrobe for this Fall Winter is Genderless. No excess, no label, the gender is free. A combination of style, a fusion of neutral & unisex style towards a new asexual way of being.
The first was Yves Saint Laurent with smocking in the end of Sixties. Then, there was Giorgio Armani and the ideal of a woman always dress like a man. Now the gender evolution is so alive as being one of the most interesting issue of last catwalks : revived by Saint Laurent (Hedi Slimane), Alessandro Michele (Gucci), Hermès, who shuffled cards by running off pants with shirts in sheer models of undefined sexuality. Made official by the marketing when Selfridges decided to devote an entire area of yours to Agender. (Without general, neutral, between genders, what floats in gender identity). Exposed there are trousers, jackets, sweatshirts, brands that have made the tradition of unisex style – from Comme des Garcons to Yohji Yamamoto – and designers who today consider the genderless maximum representation of society, like Jeremy Scott and Rad Hourani. But in the end, what is the real meaning of genderless? and what are the best qualities of this lifestyle? The term literally means without gender. Genderless fashion thus provides clothes and accessories that can be worn equally by both men and women. This is not clothing that can be described simply as unisex, it would be a bit ‘too simplistic. It is clothing that have no gender precisely and which are not covered by any kind of stiffness, clothes neutral hundred percent. Does not it put more in the foreground and then the man’s masculinity or the delicacy of women but it comes to styles, for belonging to a certain genre, for mood.
“I promote the good. Beauty is one only linked to the kinds. The world, that is it. It’s the aesthetic reading of something I see on the street. The idea that some women want to feel free wearing her boyfriend’s clothes is not a revolution. I find something beautiful men with woman’s wardrobe.”
Words of Alessandro Michele. His fashion androgyny uses to emphasize the desire for craftsmanship and tenderness. Hedi Slimane, instead, leads his style to the concept of tribes united by love for certain (sub) cultures, music and / or art that include and exceed the roles, and returns sensitivity to something that has little to do with the physical seduction . This send forgotten the concept of “transgression”, well: know that, in this historic phase, sex is at least of fashion can be.
It’s a wardrobe where brocade jackets, brooch covered furs, embroidered sweaters and quilted housecoats from the 40s to the 70s might fall out. Once again, the girls wore glasses and berets and the guys were suitably disheveled in their deliberately ill-fitting suits. these are clothes that are aspirational in a way that feels more tangible because these live and breathing characters have inhabited them.
But genderless really take us for many seasons? Impossible to predict whether a trend of this type will be able to catch on and become an increasingly widespread, what is certain is that it fails to meet the needs of our contemporary society. And then maybe you should try some piece of clothing genderless, just out of curiosity, just to the whim to understand what the direction that fashion is taking.