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Androgyny – A Fashion Show
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Androgyny  -  A Fashion Show

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Androgyny, fashion blurs gender lines   10.2.2021

Submissions due 9.12.2021

Break the rules and create gender-defying fashion. Push what is neither a masculine nor feminine garment. Re-invent how we express ourselves and design runway worthy garments embracing androgynous fashion as the theme of this juried fashion show.

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female: and in the man’s brain, the man predominates over the woman, and in the woman’s brain, the woman predominates over the man… Coleridge perhaps meant this when he said that a great mind is androgynous. It is when this fusion takes place that the mind is fully fertilized and uses all its faculties.”  Virginia Woolf

Androgyny fashion is neither exclusively male or female or is in between or beyond both genders. Garments will be worn by individuals who may or may not identify as gender fluid, agender (without gender), third gender, or something else entirely. It is all about wearing what expresses your personality.

If you are looking for inspiration, historical and cultural fashions blur gender lines, as seen with a 20th century American point of view, for example, kilts and saris. Images in The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes by Albert Racinet show 1880’s Turkey figures wearing similar pieces on both male and female in varying lengths and wearing the same hats. Fashion images from Louis 14th reigns for men to be as or more adorned than the women with feathers, fur and high-heel boots. In Sri Lanka, both sexes wear saris, men with a jacket, women with a blouse. Shared wraps on the bottom. The unisex garments worn by Kurdish peoples of the 1800’s have only minor variations.

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