Feminizing men’s fashion: A revolution that blurs lines | Fashion

Forget about plain colored t-shirts and shirts with a suit With a classic shape, men’s fashion is gradually breaking down gender stereotypes by feminizing designs.

Men must wear pants

For generations, the male image has been associated with strength, power, and emotional suppression. Not only does this create a false standard of behavior, it also places a heavy burden on men.

Before the wave Feminist In the 1980s, leaving many men feeling out of place, unable to define their role in society, Shepherd Bliss initiated an emancipation of men from the constraints of prejudice. Since then, many feminist movements have taken place with the desire to redefine the masculine.

But it seems that the struggle for the right to be weak of men does not receive as much support as the struggle for independence and self-control among women. The proof is that to this day, when women are allowed to wear suits and be CEOs, many men are still discriminated against if they like pink or stay at home.

Author Alison Lurie once wrote in the book “The Language of Clothes”: “The most basic function of clothing is to distinguish between men and women.” Accordingly, the most common way, skirts are for women, and men must wear pants.

The quintessential man's beauty: The beauty of the man's hair is 2Gucci Fall Winter 2020 men’s fashion collection.

On the cover of Vogue in December 2020, British singer Harry Styles immediately sparked controversy when wearing a long sparkling pleated skirt and stylish black tuxedo of his. Gucci fashion house.

Political commentator Candace Owens shared on her personal Twitter page that Harry Styles’ outfits are a direct attack on society and called for bringing back masculine men.

The dress doesn’t kill the masculinity

It’s not the first time Harry Styles has toyed with fashion and challenged societal norms. Defending his aesthetic, he shared, “I don’t wear a dress because it makes me look gay, straight or bisexual, but because I think it looks cool.”

“If you don’t wear something just because it’s feminine, you’ve closed a whole world of great fashion,” adds Harry Styles.

The quintessential men's fashion: The beauty of the man is the beauty of the hair 3Harry Styles in Vogue December 2020.

History has proven that wearing skirts does not make men lose their strength. Egyptian men from the beginning used to wear scarves and loincloths. In ancient Greece, boys wore skirts and off-the-shoulder robes. In the East, men of many countries such as India and Myanmar still wear long skirts and robes to this day.

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This past July, actor Brad Pitt surprised fans when he wore a linen jacket and skirt to the premiere of the movie “Bullet Train.” Style fashion This new style is different from his usual elegant and classic style.

Most recently, actor Timothee Chalamet became the focus at the premiere of “Bones and All” when appearing in a Haider Ackermann outfit with crimson pants and a backless camisole of the same color.

The quintessential man's makeup: The beauty of the man's beauty is 4Timothee Chalamet at the premiere of “Bones and All” September 2022.

In fact, more and more men in the US and Europe are looking to buy women’s clothing such as crop tops, pencil skirts, doll shoes… On TikTok, videos with the keyword #boysinskirts attract more than 250 million views. see, #meninskirts also reached over 70 million views. These numbers show the femininity in Men’s Fashion is receiving a small amount of attention.

Just as women used to fight to be free to wear comfortable, convenient clothes for social work, men are gradually wanting to erase gender boundaries with flexible fashion. Surely we can’t forget Ezra Miller’s black floaty dress that covered her heels or the velvet dress Billy Porter wore to the Oscars, which stunned the fans for a long time.

After Billy Porter, there are Harry Styles, Jaden Smith, Timothee Chalamet…, these men are constantly sweeping the red carpet and prestigious magazines to change the face of contemporary men’s fashion.

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Starting from Men’s Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018, the genderless designs of fashion houses Vivienne Westwood, Edward Crutchley… have shown a rekindled transformation of the fashion industry. Over time, from independent brands to big names like Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dior, especially Gucci under Alessandro Michele, are joining the wave of blurring the male-female boundary.

The quintessential men's fashion: The beauty of the man's beauty is 6Gucci Fall Winter 2020 men’s fashion collection.

At the recent Milan Fashion Week, we can see the versatility of men’s fashion through the pastel pink silk suit from Brioni fashion house, the Fendi jeans skirts, the range of trendy lace tops from the brand Dolce & Gabbana… Not only on the catwalk, images of men wearing long hair, wearing jewelry and wearing see-through shirts also appear more often in daily life.

“If you want, you can paint a world where we are free from stereotypes and nourished by its joy and beauty,” Ezra Miller said in an interview. question.

Perhaps there is still a long way to go for gender-neutral fashion to be accepted and widespread. How long this road will take no one knows, but one thing is for sure, fashion will continue to challenge and arouse curiosity by transcending social norms as it has been doing.

Linh Tran (Beautiful/Vietnam+)

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