Fashion

The Triumph of Unisex

More and more fashion houses choose a "mixed" fashion show. On the catwalk, the boundaries between the sexes fade.
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February 2017, Women's New York Fashion Week. Raf Simons presents his debut collection for Calvin Klein, putting both men and women on the catwalk. In a set created by artist Sterling Ruby and with David Bowie's sound as a musical frame, both sexes showed the same looks—the same Prince of Wales prints, the same cowboy boots and the same coats covered with plastic foil. Unisex tops show the torso and bosom, only covered by a simple, flesh-colored, sleeveless veil. Even the backstage changing room is shared. In short, one big sensual American melting pot, which goes beyond all stereotypes of sex.

Raf Simons is not the only one that fades the traditional borders of female and male in fashion. In Milan, during Prada's A/W 2017-18 show for men, models Natalie Westling and Mikolaj Kayak walked in a same brown velvet jacket. Two may be a trend, but this one is sure to stay.

See the most striking gender neutral shows below:

Text: Sophie Abriat

Photography: Marcio Madeira

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