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Men’s Fashion Week: The brands challenging the gender binary with all things feminine

Men’s Fashion Week: The brands challenging the gender binary with all things feminine

Bi, bye bye

Text: Ryan Sng


Image: Instagram

We've said it before, and we'll say it again; 'genderless', 'unisex', or 'non-binary' fashion has typically been biased towards the masculine side of things, 'cause misogyny. Much of the world still fears femininity and the gentle strength it connotes, but a handful of young labels are upending the status quo at Men's Fashion Week. With ruffles, fishnets, and sparkle galore, all-out-war against the patriarchy has never looked so fun. Read on, and smother yourselves in cooties.

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PALOMO SPAIN

Alejandro Gómez Palomo's vision for his four year-old label incorporates a flair for drama and stateliness that often seem not of this century.

STEFAN COOKE

Central Saint Martins alumni Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt's light-as-air spring collection saw rosy-cheeked models don Alice bands and clothes decorated with corset-style laces, satin bows, and Peter Pan collars.

CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY

The irrepressible spirit of club kids past and present lives on in the work of Scottish designer Charles Jeffrey.

ART SCHOOL

With each passing season, Art School's Tom Barratt and Eden Loweth bring genderpunk further and further into the mainstream.

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