You don’t need a background in design to realize Androgyny has taken over the fashion industry. Getting so much attention that many people have begun to sub-categorize this "gender-fluid" phenomenon. But what exactly does it mean to be Androgynous?
Well, Mates, it turns out that is entirely up to you. But, by standard definition; to be Androgynous is to be partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex. So how you define this ambiguity is to your pleasing.
Androgynous fashion is about being as gender fluid as you please. There's no rhyme or reason. As high fashion has almost always been, It's about being liberated to wear whatever you like and free to identify as you choose. To blur the lines of what society can peg is the goal for a lot of these individuals whether its intentional or not. It's art.. a walking statement piece.
Gender fluidity in fashion found its birthplace years ago, Coco Chanel's line was initially built off of men's wear for women opening her doors in Paris in 1910. With another resurgence of Androgynous fashion making a debut in the '80s through the work of Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, who brought in a distinct Japanese gender-fluid style. We are actually in a resurgence of this phenomenon and it once again is a somewhat of an FU to the man. Screaming that we don't want to play by the rules or what it means to be a woman or a man and were literally wearing that statement on our sleeves.
Not only is androgynous clothing liberating, It's sexy. What’s sexier than someone confidently being themselves, knowing who they are and not caring what anyone else has to say about it?
Not much...In my book anyway.
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