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Gender-Bending Style: How Androgynous Men's Fashion Translates Into Mass Markets. If you actively follow menswear, it may seem that there’s a new men’s fashion week every few days or so -- and for the past month, there basically has been.

Gender-Bending Style: How Androgynous Men's Fashion Translates Into Mass Markets

With Europe having just wrapped major menswear events in Milan, London and Paris, the spotlight is now on the inaugural edition of New York Fashion Week: Men’s (July 13 – 16). Huge industry players showing include Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger, alongside fashion kid favourites Public School, Rag & Bone and Alexandre Plokhov. The star power is practically blinding. The designer bringing genderless clothing to the masses. LONDON — Nicola Formichetti likes to do things a little differently.

The designer bringing genderless clothing to the masses

But then, his career trajectory differs somewhat from your average fashion designer. Watch What Happened When 4 People Tried On Gender-Neutral Clothing. Zara Genderless Clothing Line 2016 - Non Binary. We tend to get very excited about Zara's newest arrivals.

Zara Genderless Clothing Line 2016 - Non Binary

But the fast-fashion retailer's latest drop is particularly groundbreaking: The brand has introduced a range of gender-neutral clothing to its vast inventory. The Spanish retail powerhouse quietly introduced Ungendered, a new section in its TRF label. Agender - The Concept Store. As part of Agender, Selfridges is creating a unique genderless shopping experience across fashion, accessories and beauty.

Agender - The Concept Store

The Concept Space, devised by renowned designer Faye Toogood, is an environment in which you are given the freedom to transcend notions of 'his' and 'hers', as you simply find your most desired item by colour, fit and style. Including exclusive designs by both world-renowned and upcoming designers, complemented by exciting beauty launches, these products mark a significant turning point in the way we think about fashion, beauty and style. Welcome to the future of genderless shopping. What does 'agender' mean to you? Agender literally means 'without gender', but it also suggests a plan of action or an ideological goal. Tell us about the space you've designed in store. Why do you think this campaign feels right for now? We are increasingly aware that gender is not a simple binary, yet clothing is still marketed along those lines.

Meet Siobhan Atwell, the Transgender Model-of-the-Moment. Though models are paid to be seen and not necessarily heard, the industry has lately become a platform for the transgender voice.

Meet Siobhan Atwell, the Transgender Model-of-the-Moment

Barneys, H&M, and Givenchy are just a handful of brands that have enlisted transgender talent to bring life to their ad campaigns; gender fluidity has been a pervading theme in collections as of late; and designers have looked to rising stars like Andreja Pejic, Lea T, and Hari Nef to walk their runways. Some of these famous faces’ stories have played out before our very eyes—most notably that of Pejic, who first came onto the scene as Andrej and posed as both male and female before transforming into the female model she is today. Model Siobhan Atwell is taking a leaf from Pejic’s book. She announced publicly last month that she had made the decision to fully transition. Over the last year, though, photographers had been more interested in Atwell’s feminine side, which she says played a large part in her decision to transition. Why Women Are Walking the Men’s Runways This Season. What’s the point of showing women’s clothes to men?

Why Women Are Walking the Men’s Runways This Season

I generalize, of course—not everyone in the audience at the men’s shows is male—but, look! Lots and lots of girls have been walking runways in London and Milan these past couple of weeks, in the round of collections that are (ostensibly) aimed at showing the chaps of the menswear industry what they might like to wear, come spring 2016.

Regard! Miuccia Prada liberally studded her men’s collection with female models yesterday afternoon. Gucci Goes Gender Neutral. Gucci did good Bravo, Gucci!

Gucci Goes Gender Neutral

Blurred Lines: Why Gender-Neutral Fashion Is the New Normal. I can finally come out with it, because it's not that big deal of a "reveal" anymore: About half of my older blue jeans (and some of my khakis and cords) are women's brands purchased by either me or my wife over the years.

Blurred Lines: Why Gender-Neutral Fashion Is the New Normal

What can I say? They spoke to me more than what was on the men's racks at the time. I wasn't interested in a feminine silhouette, zippered ankles, or a skinny tapered leg that would Russell Brand me out. No jeggings for me. I liked the look of the women's denim that was gaining popularity at the time: flat-hipped, boot-legged, and low-riding. From the Editors of Details And though I've never been busted by my guy posse for wearing women's clothes, I'm no longer self-conscious about taking a few pairs of size 10s to the dressing room. Inside Selfridges' radical, gender-neutral department store. We live in a world where Facebook and Google+ have introduced "infinite" gender options for users, trans models like Andreja Pejic and Hari Nef are burning up the runway; and designers like Hood By Air and Telfar break new ground in fashion every day.

Inside Selfridges' radical, gender-neutral department store

Is it any wonder that walking into a store and only heading for your gender-assigned aisle is starting to feel a little passé? Enter Selfridges latest initiative, Agender, a pop-up department that aims to create a "genderless shopping experience" within the London department store. I went down to visit Agender on the opening day to see what a gender-neutral store actually looks like.

Is it lightly watered by the tears of queer unicorns; adorned with the statues of LGBT heroes and feminist icons who sought to destroy gender stereotypes at every turn? Designer Presents Stunning 'Genderless' Show During New York Fashion Week. Gender-neutral fashion: beyond menswear and womenswear. From men in wigs in the 1700s, to David Bowie and Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall in the 1970s, fashion has long toyed with gender boundaries.

Gender-neutral fashion: beyond menswear and womenswear

But this coming season, a new trend of gender-flouting suggests the next phase will be less about men in skirts, and more about men and women sharing skirts. Welcome to the world of gender-neutral fashion. An as yet untitled new documentary produced by Lena Dunham’s company, A Casual Romance Productions, is set to chart the growth in gender-nonconforming fashion.

Its main subject, Rachel Tutera, 29, who works for New York tailors Bindle & Keep and describes herself as “a clothier to the LGBTQ community”, began making bespoke suits for women after years of struggling to find clothes that suited her tomboy style. “I got used to wearing clothes that hid me,” she says. How Genderless Dressing is More Than a Trend. Fashion Week is, of course, when designers present their new collections to the world and with that their interpretations of the trends for the coming seasons. Except this time things were different. The runways of recent have been distinctly more androgynous than we have seen before. Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail? (L-R) Raf Simons Menswear Spring/Summer 2014, Gucci Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015, J.W Anderson Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Indigital LONDON, United Kingdom — Alessandro Michele’s womenswear debut for Gucci was, by far, the most anticipated show of Milan Fashion Week.