I consider myself to be very liberal but with the idea of ‘amorphous’ and less gender specific clothing, I am a little apprehensive and traditional.
Today on Yahoo Christopher Kim had this to say:
As clothing becomes more amorphous and less gender specific, we are seeing the sexes dressing up in alternate ways. So far this week Hood by Air had male models in slit dresses while Public School showed females in men’s trousers. On Sunday, New York-based designer Telfar Clemens had two of his male models strut the runway in deconstructed cashmere mini dresses with matching legwarmers.
I think the transition for women is easier to accept than it is for men. Women have played with men’s clothing for years without a bat of an eye, but just like some if not most men like seeing a woman look feminine some if not most women prefer to see a man look masculine.
We cannot deny that what you wear is closely tied to who you are with regards to gender, the attempt to erase those lines can be a hard pill to swallow.
Whether these looks will actually become very marketable is left to be seen, but it is worth the discussion that designer Telfar has single handily started.
What do you think, are you here for men wearing dresses and skirts?