Androgyny in fashion is nothing new. David Bowie, Prince and more recently Ruby Rose have broken the boundaries of gender norms. Gender identity can be expressed through various means and is not mean’t to be contained in neat boxes.
This spring, in the wake of many social movements regarding gender discrimination, designers like Chanel, A.P.C.and Beautiful People are making a statement. Whether the collections are purposefully employing androgyny in a political sense is up for interpretation. The main thing is that these designers are helping to normalize non-traditional gender expression.
Structured silhouettes mixed with buff textures reinvent the typical menswear. The newly defined masculinity doesn’t exclude color and welcomes tapered seams. The mix of the traditionally feminine and masculine aspects of fashion are blended to create the picture of 2019 fashion.