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Nicola Formichetti is Making Genderless Clothing a Reality | Mashable. Barbie Makes An Ashley Graham Doll, Complete With Thighs That Actually Touch. Image via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Ashley Graham is killing it this year. She was the first plus size model to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, she premiered her own lingerie line at New York’s fashion week, and she was unapologetically her bad ass self, showing off her awesome curves and even celebrating her cellulite.

Basically, we couldn’t love her more. Now, she’s even got her own Barbie, complete with matching measurements. Image via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Glamour Look. Fierce cat eye? I want this Bar– I mean, my daughter wants this Barbie. “I never really thought that I didn’t look like her growing up, I just thought she was perfect,” Graham told The Huffington Post, referring to Barbie.

She did have a requirement for making a doll in her image though. I don’t care what anyone says about Barbie, as far as I’m concerned she can do no wrong. If anything is truly possible, we’d like you to make this Ashley Graham doll available for purchase, STAT. Is makeup for men a fad or the future? It’s a thing now: Young men are into makeup, and the industry is going where the boys are. Driven by hyper-connected Generation Z’s disinterest in gender identification, beauty brands are looking to market with a gender-neutral approach.

A report this year by J. Walter Thompson’s The Innovation Group found that 56 percent of Generation Z knows someone who goes by the gender-neutral pronouns of “they,” “them,” or “ze.” They are also rejecting the gender binary while shopping for clothes — 44 percent said they only bought clothes restricted for their own gender, and 70 percent support a move toward gender-neutral bathrooms. “[Gender] matters less than it used to,” said Lucie Greene, worldwide director of the J. Last week, Cover Girl announced its appointment of 17-year-old makeup artist James Charles as its first male faces. “It’s something that’s existed for a long time in a clandestine way,” said Debbie Harry of Blondie. “The idea is to make it a moot point,” he said of gender.

Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail? | Intelligence | BoF. (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. How would Michele attempt to re-reinvigorate Kering’s ailing cash cow, after chief executive François-Henri Pinault said in December that the brand needed a fresh point of view and more daring shows?

The answer: bookish, pussy-bow wearing boys and girls, sharing both the runway and the same tailoring, shoulder-length locks and cut-glass cheekbones. Indeed, the show eradicated the last vestiges of Gucci’s hyper-sexualized Tom Ford era, which had, at times, chimed within Frida Giannini’s vision for the brand. Instead, Michele’s outing was a celebration of an aesthetic that transcended gender differences. But will genderless work at retail? Perhaps not. “For decades, we've carried interesting clothes. “It’s the future. Genderless fashion: a fad or the future? | Fashion | Drapers. Four Gender Neutral Denim Brands Getting Into the Unisex Game. Jaden Smith, wise beyond his 18 years, claimed that fashion is about “dressing a generation.” If that’s the case, designers and retailers are doing a pretty decent job of catering to the public’s shifting perception of gender norms.

Months after Zara joined the movement towards non-binary fashion, debuting its Ungendered line of jeans, sweatshirts, and tanks, a slew of denim companies are releasing their own unisex collections. Today, the German denim label Closed released a 12-piece collection called “EQL.” Designed by sibling modeling duo Toni and Niklas Garrn, it includes slouchy jeans, an oversized bomber jacket, and T-shirts that proudly state “Same Same Not Different.” This fall, Guess jeans is launching His + Hers, a line of wardrobe staples that—despite the name—attempts to “blur the line” between the sexes.

As such, black skinny jeans are cut on the slouchier side and a wool military coat comes in petal pink. To emphasize the point, they removed all labels from the clothing. Zara Launched a Genderless Clothing Section Online - Zara Ungendered. As much as the fashion industry has moved forward with defying gender conventions–see Jaden Smith in a Louis Vuitton ad wearing a skirt or Daria Werbowy in a gender-neutral campaign for AG–stores still largely divide clothing into "mens" and "womens. " Today, Zara has taken a step in moving beyond such labels by debuting Ungendered, a non gender-specific section of clothing on its website.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The 16-piece, minimalist collection includes under-$50 unisex jeans, tees, and sweatshirts in neutral colors, modeled by both male and female models. Other retailers have been on board with ditching male and female-divided shopping: in spring 2015, Selfridges launched Agender, a unisex shopping experience and the following summer Target announced it would discontinue gender-based signage. Zara's ungendered launch happened quietly, but marks a major step–if not the biggest step so far–in catering to non-binary shoppers among mainstream retailers. Atmospheric Unisex Lookbooks : GEO collection. Trans-Positive Holiday Campaigns : trans model. Unisex Denim Collections : his + hers. How this election jolted fashion into action. Never in recent years has an election been quite as polarising as the one that culminates today, and fashion – usually one industry that tends to keep out of explicitly political affairs, save for past Obama-rallying – has not been exempt from its whirlwind.

From social media campaigns to all-out endorsements, the New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman said it best when she declared that “The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have galvanised the industry to an extent never before seen.” In short: this election has struck a chord. Vogue magazine, the quintessential American fashion bible, led the way by endorsing Hillary Clinton back in October, a first for the 124-year-old publication. “Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice.

The lady with a beard: ‘If you’ve got it, rock it!’ | Fashion. Harnaam Kaur is in full flow when a young man passes our table. “He’s cute!” She grins, before her hand flies to her mouth. “Oh no, he heard me!” It’s a typically girlish reflex, made no less so by the soft, black hair her hand covers. Kaur has worn her beard, a symptom of her polycystic ovaries, since she was 16. After enduring years of bullying, Kaur has turned herself into a body confidence advocate, model and Instagram star, upending gender norms and beauty standards as she goes.

When we meet, I am slightly embarrassed by the jolt of surprise I feel when I notice how well her natural hair suits her, framing her face into a delicate heart shape. Kaur’s pride in her image is everywhere – from the tote bag she carries, printed with tiny images of her face, to a tattooed portrait of herself on her leg. After almost a decade of having a “lady beard”, as the 25-year-old calls it, Kaur can find people’s reactions amusing – she mimics the dropped jaws. Kaur’s composure was hard won. Can President Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast. The end of the Affordable Care Act, a new Supreme Court justice, a trade war with China and mass deportation are all part of the plan. Video provided by Newsy Newslook WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump opposes abortion, but even he admits that overturning the Supreme Court's 43-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade "has a long, long way to go. " After Trump nominates a justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court will remain one or two votes short of a majority to send abortion decisions back to the states, experts on both sides of the issue agree.

There are several reasons: The high court does not like to overrule its own precedents, particularly those that have stood for decades and affected millions of people. Then there is the issue of who sits on the court and how strongly they feel about abortion. "There's a long road ahead and many obstacles," says Clarke Forsythe, acting president and senior counsel at Americans United for Life. 1 of 15 2 of 15 3 of 15 4 of 15.