Fashion is one of the most creative forms of self-expression. But what about those who do not fall into the restrictive categories of either male or female? That’s where the gender neutral category comes into play. The term gender bending has become a popular term in today’s fashion world. In simple terms, it means to disrupt, blur, or redefine the traditional relationship between gender and fashion. Harry Styles’ cover on Vogue is the perfect example of this. The cover made headlines, seeming as if we are finally making a breakthrough in society when it comes to “norms.” Styles talked about how he loves to rebel against traditional gender stereotypes in fashion (while wearing his custom-made Gucci dress, of course).
Check out the famous photo that made the cover of Vogue here.
Because of this, we’re finally starting to see brands break down the barriers of “women’s clothes” and “men’s clothes” and replace it with “unisex clothes.” A few brands that embody the term gender bending include Telfar, whose mantra is “it’s not for you, it’s for everyone,” OBlanc, a brand that embraces freedom and individuality, and One DNA, a NYC-based brand that creates gender barrier-breaking pieces and is offered in an abundance of sizes.
We love to see Harry Styles as the kickstart to this revolution in the fashion industry. Mister Styles, we see you and we love you.