Is gender neutrality fashion's future ?

  As the world become more acceptance of different sexual orientations, the barriers that once separated masculine and feminine are being broken and a vast majority of men and women are now borrowing from one an other. Androgyny is a term that is used to describe someone that is neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance.
   Over the course of the last few years a widespread of androgynous acts have taking center stage in the worlds of art, music, and most notably fashion.  Model Andrej Pejic walked both the men's and women's shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier and the men's shows for Marc Jacobs. Fashion houses like Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Alexander Wang and Victor & Rolf have also put their take in the trend, by creating sporty chic look for some of today's most stylish women. They incorporated masculine shapes and silhouettes while retaining some feminine-like shape and structure by mixing traditional women's wear with masculine accents - think over sized button ups with full skirts or even gowns paired with sporty accessories.
  Though an extensive amount of Gender neutrality is being marketed to us today, the "trend" has been around longer than most of us been alive.The 80's for instance were more than just big hair and atrocious eye shadow,the decade introduced us to the likes of David Bowie and Prince both of whom were extremely androgynous acts of their day and used clothes as a way to express their individuality. During the infamous YSL era of the 60's  the stylish women of that day were out sporting pantsuits and getting in tuned with their masculine side.Centuries before that during medieval times elite and powerful men wore heels as a sign of distinction from the poor. The logic behind it was only someone who didn't have to work could possibly go around in such impractical footwear. Today we see men like Kanye West who sported a leather skirt during the 12-12-12 concert and new comer A$AP rocky who incorporates high end women pieces with street wear. Modern style mavens like Alexa Chung, Jenna Lyons and, Rihanna are nutritious for  amalgamating everyday men's wear with feminine pieces.

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