Gender Ambiguity In Fashion

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The pictures are taken from: http://the-rosenrot.com/2015/01/gender-ambiguity-on-the-runway.html “Rick Owens showcased the same gown made for men and women. He first introduced this dress on his Spring/Summer 2012 show, before releasing the same dress for women in 2014, thereby reversing the flow in which fashion innovation usually occur.” The persistent trend of blurring and erasing gender boundaries represents a dream for utopia, in which people of all gender spectrums, social and cultural backgrounds are recognized for their differences but not treated differently. For deeper understanding of the input of modern fashion, we most likely need to go into some more examples. And now I would like to introduce you to some approaches of famous…show more content…
In the essay some historical facts, cultural background information were provided. I mainly focused on the influence of fashion on gender identity and vice versa. As you can see gender blur in the industry has been a subject of great importance since 1980s; and nowadays like never before. Designers and other people who are related to clothing industry are challenging whole understanding of sex and gender. Moreover, fashion companies do not only change the perspective of thinking, but some of them also seek to erase gender differences altogether. Gender-neutral dressing has become a very popular trend nowadays. Some years ago, most of people believed that men who wear, so-called, women’s clothes have to be considered feminine and women who wear men’s- masculine. This particular attitude is being disturbed by such designers, who create the same dresses for both- women and men; or by the appearance of the transsexual models in the fashion industry. I may have stated it several times before, however my goal is to emphasize the influence of fashion in people’s comprehending of the world and the human being himself. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”, once said Gabrielle Bonheura, who is better known as Coco Chanel, and who was a French fashion designer of women 's clothes and founder of the Chanel brand. I am very much in favor with this thought. The way in which people dress, does express their attitudes, moods, personalities, and even genders. Fashion designers, fashion journalists, critics and models contribute to the manner in which people can do so. I suppose, even though there are a lot of conservative people, who would probably go against such ideas, we are lucky to be living in

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