Gender Fluid Fashion is the new normal. As a result of many Fashion Designers capitalizing on gender blurring lines, we are seeing crossover in both Men’s and Women’s fashions. Because today, it is harder to tell the difference between the Men’s and Women’s department.
What is gender fluid fashion? When it is acceptable for Men and Women to dress in unisex styles. Today – the trend dates back to the 60’s and 70’s. Because many young individuals dressed as Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, we saw the emergence of fashion lines being blurred. Grace Jones, Annie Lenox, Boy George, Prince, Tilda Swinton and Jared Leto have all been influential in androgynous fashion style.
Moreover, this movement is gaining momentum. Roles of sex and gender have always been an issue. Since transgender has now become widely acceptable, many individuals are feeling more comfortable and authentic.
Because unisex lines have become so widespread, we are seeing an emergence into the 21st century.
Colors have changed. We are seeing pink on both Women and Men. Blue on both sexes. Everyone wears black. Since Pantone’s Fall 2016 colors were the same for the second straight year for both Men and Women, we see more and more crossover in fashion. See my Pantone’s 2016 Fall Color post.
Gender Fashion on the Runway
Of course, Gender Fluid Fashions were embraced on the runway by well known Designers.
- Rick Owens
- Marc Jacobs
Many Designers are promoting androgynous fashions in their print campaigns. Jaden Smith makes headlines often for his gender fluid approach to fashion. By experimenting with skirts, he hopes to show others not to be restricted by gender. Due to his attitude and style, he hopes to make a statement to others to embrace themselves.
Several years ago the world wasn’t ready for this. Because today, it has a label associated with it, more have accepted this. Also it is gaining a wider following. Today’s acceptance in fashion is showing no boundaries. Gender fluid fashion is gaining popularity. When Men and Women are seen on the runway in gender fluid fashion, the modern consumer wants to be part of this movement.
Gender fluid fashion is in. Many retailers are going for fashions that suit their target customer. Times are changing. So when it comes to fashion, lets shift our attitude to gender neutral fashion. In conclusion, lets embrace and embark on this journey to bring fashion, culture, music and views into worldwide acceptance.
In summary, how do you feel about gender fluid fashion? Look forward to you sharing your thoughts on this topic.