Menswear Defies Gender | Journal Gazette

In this piece Robin Givhan, writing for the Washington Post and appearing in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, takes a look at what are described as “more feminine looks” in menswear. I say about bleeping time. I particularly like the dramatic first sentance which I made into a subheading and placed between the photos. Here are a couple photos and the introductory paragraphs. I love the flowy shirts/blouses – I’ll take mine in lilac, grand diva, 2XL please! To continue reading this article follow the link at the bottom of this post…

Designers follow shifts in trends by taking silk, lace to the runway

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Models wearing creations for Rynshu's Men's Spring - Summer 2016 fashion collection in Paris showed a gender shift among menswear designers, who are turning to more feminine looks with lace shirts, flowy blouses and other prints. Photo from Associated Press via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The end of gender is near…

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Models wearing creations for Rynshu's Men's Spring - Summer 2016 fashion collection in Paris showed a gender shift among menswear designers, who are turning to more feminine looks with lace shirts, flowy blouses and other prints. Photo from Associated Press via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

…Menswear designers are on a mission to eradicate it. Some are going full bore, wielding lace shirts and floppy, grandma blouses like cultural grenades. Others are taking a stealth approach, quietly chiseling away the boundaries between masculinity and femininity through non-traditional retail, models and silhouettes.

Overwhelmingly, it is menswear designers, from London to New York, who are on this rampage. Spurred on by men’s heightened interest in fashion and shifts in social mores, they are flexing their creative muscles, taking risks and challenging their customers to think beyond pastel suits, leggings and a pair of skinny trousers cropped to the ankle.

And when they dip into womenswear, they eschew prissy and overtly sexy. They prefer swagger, cool and just a little bit bad ass…

Continue reading this article here at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:
http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Menswear-defies-gender-7635786

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