Threads & Soul – Androgyny

When such a word that gets thrown around quite a bit one wonders: what does it really stand for?

 

I am often reminded of the fact that I am of the millennial generation and although the reference is sometimes tinged with a smidge of disdain, the term for me means a plethora of positive attributes.

 

The generation of millennials however selfish, bombarding, and impatient we may come across, we are also responsible for leaps forward in the rights of many.

 

Case and point: Androgyny.

 

The designer J.W. Anderson, famous for designing garments for men that bordered on the feminine side – often referred to as a man who created “unisex clothing”, recently stated;

 

I never set out to work on the concept of androgyny. For me, it was more about trying to find a wardrobe that would fundamentally appeal to both men and women”.

 

There, that’s it.

 

In our ever increasing need to label everything in order to understand, have we as millenials missed the mark?

 

Is it possible that men and women can dress similarly without it being a discussion? Or is it the discussion that allows for streamlined attire?

 

The in-between.

 

Both sides are consistently testing gender barriers; a man that appears put together and secure about his looks?

 

Metrosexual.

 

A woman whom prefers a clean minimalistic visual approach to her attire?

 

Tomboy.

 

Where is the line? Where are the rules? And can we as a generation, push them further?

 

Check out J.W. Anderson’s Mens Fall 2015 campaign below and see gender bending for yourself.