With headlines like, ‘The Most Exciting Show at New York Fashion Week‘ and ‘New Collection Upends Everything You’ve Ever Known About Men’s Fashion’; my expectations were high but after seeing the show in question, I was severely disappointed.
Apparently this show was one of the hottest tickets in town during New York’s Fashion week. The new Women’s line disguised as a new Men’s line comes from the mind of designer Alejandro Gomez Palomo who described his work as “genderless”.
When I read and see things like this my “bullshit” detector goes off. I considered doing a write up about this very same subject last year when I saw a video of a genderless fashion show that featured both male and female models. I noticed that clothes the males were wearing looked more feminine and the clothes the females were wearing looked more masculine.
So basically what “genderless” means for fashion designers is just dressing males as females and females as males and the fashion elites will be frothing from the mouth. As one feminist blogger put it;
“…all about destroying the idea that clothing is somehow gendered…now is the time to rethink gender! This designer proves once and for all that fashion is a political space, but in the most beautiful sort of way…and perfect for basically any and everyone.”
Nothing says genderless like wearing dresses and high heels…da fuck outta here. Check out the fashion show below.