July 29, 2021

What is gender-fluid clothing? Fashion industry experts explain.

So, what is gender-fluid clothing?

Gender-fluid clothing has no agreed-upon definition in the fashion industry — it’s easier to explain its purpose. In essence, gender-fluid fashion isn’t limited by the traditional “menswear” and “womenswear” binary. Instead, the idea is that any given outfit completely disregards the association between pants and men, skirts and women and so on. In fact, some experts say gender-fluid clothing has little, if anything, to do with the brands, designers and retailers that create them. Instead, they argue, any piece of apparel can be gender-fluid if its wearer so chooses.

Black masculinities scholar Nalo Zidan, a
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Must Read: Gigi Hadid Covers ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ Fifth Avenue to Host New York Fashion Week

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. 

Gigi Hadid covers Harper’s Bazaar
Gigi Hadid stars on the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar in Gucci. Collier Schorr shot the cover image and Durga Chew-Bose wrote the accompanying story, in which the model opens up about life with a new baby, new priorities, journaling and her family dynamics. {Harper’s Bazaar

Fifth Avenue to host New York Fashion Week 
The Fifth Avenue Association is the new host of NYFW. The three-story venue will be transformed into a runway, presentation and activation

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Chanel’s Last Virtual Fashion Show? | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

VIRTUAL REALITY CHECK

  • Chanel will hold a virtual cruise show on May 4, staged in the south of France

  • Dior is planning a show in Greece in June, but has not yet said whether it will feature a live audience.

  • Fashion weeks in New York and Europe are likely to include plenty of physical events in September, after three mostly virtual seasons

Chanel’s cruise show in June 2020 encapsulated everything that was strange and a bit unsettling about the new pandemic reality, at least within the rarified world of luxury fashion. The presentation was the first by a large brand

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA | Lifestyle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.

The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. The man was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time, but one escaped. That dog has been recovered safely.

Tippett told The Associated Press that the dogs belong to pop star Lady Gaga.

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Nigerian fashion pioneer Folashade ‘Shade’ Thomas-Fahm will be celebrated at ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNN

She’s been called one of Africa’s most important designers, and a pioneering figure in Nigerian fashion.

Now, Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm is among the names being celebrated by London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. Set to open next year, its Africa Fashion exhibition will commemorate past and contemporary African designers including Mali’s Chris Seydou and Ghana’s Kofi Ansah.

Often described as the country’s first modern designer, Thomas-Fahm is a former president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria and received a lifetime achievement award at Arise Magazine’s Fashion Week in Lagos in 2011.

But an

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Simply Brilliant exhibit to display 1960s, ’70s jewelry

Rules were meant to be broken. Amid the social, political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s and ’70s, that’s exactly what artist-jewelers did. 

Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s,” an exhibition featuring approximately 120 pieces from this bold, individualistic era, is set to make its U.S. debut in Cincinnati this fall and winter. 

Andrew Grima (British, b. Italy, 1921–2007), Brooch, 1969, gold, watermelon tourmaline, diamonds, Courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Collection of Kimberly Klosterman, Photography by Tony Walsh

The jewelry of the era reflects the civil rights and women’s movements of the time, as well as the rise of rock ‘n’ roll, space travel and drug use. It was art first, and jewelry second. 

The exhibit’s curator, Cynthia Amnéus, said that

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Times Fashion Journalists Reflect on Returning to the Runway

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The pandemic shook the fashion industry to its core. Stores closed, manufacturing slowed or stopped, companies filed for bankruptcy, and the shows — the grand, crowded celebration of the designs — shifted to virtual moments. But this month in Paris, the haute couture shows were largely back. Celebrities were in the front row. Stilettos clacked. And for the first time in a year and a half, journalists could again experience these creations in the round. Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director

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From Aubrey Plaza’s swimsuit to bottled rainwater: this week’s fashion trends | Fashion

Going up

Aubrey Plaza’s swimsuit Specifically in Black Bear. Grownup Baywatch.

Cher Specifically, red-carpet Cher between 1970 and 1976, the inspiration behind Zendaya at the Oscars and Dua Lipa at the Grammys.

Arthur Parkinson The Kew-trained king of the small-space garden and heir apparent to Monty Don.

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Arthur Parkinson: the new Monty. Photograph: courtesy of Arthur Parkinson

Tennis off-whites Wimbledon is back on. Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz plays six hours a day. And Adidas has a line of cream-coloured tennis gear.

Matissing T-shirts “collaged” together from other T-shirts is very Matisse, very sustainable and very

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The Australian club to remain open to only male members

Men arrive at the men’s only Australian Club which is holding a vote to determine if women can become permanent members.

Men arrive at the men’s only Australian Club which is holding a vote to determine if women can become permanent members.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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“My wife is happy that there are no other women here,” claimed one younger member speaking against women members, while a more senior one reflected his difficulty in answering questions he had faced in recent times about “what goes on here that men need to do only with other men … being boorish after a few drinks perhaps?”

But several long-term members of Sydney’s oldest and most elite private gentleman’s institution said they would leave

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