If you followed the recent catwalk shows at the London Collections: Men, then you would have noticed that the showcases blurred the lines between genders. The most obvious example of this was by designer of the moment, J.W. Anderson, whose menswear collection featured a plethora of garments such as leather skirts and frilly gloves that challenged the status quo of what’s socially acceptable for men to wear.
Now, we’re not exactly sure how many guys would actually be brave enough to wear such fashion forward designs, but we can’t deny that anything that dares to break convention is a positive step forward. Just think of leading designers such as Coco Chanel, who back in her day made high society gasp when she created suits and trousers for women in an age when dresses and corseted numbers were the norm. If we lead by her trendsetting example, who knows how long it’ll be before we’re off on a date with a guy who’s wearing a nicer skirt than us!
In relation to womenswear, and for you girls who love to incorporate a bit of androgyny into your own wardrobes, we’ve recently stumbled upon fashion retailer LN-CC. They are currently boasting a fabulous spring buy that has clearly been influenced very strongly by men’s tailoring in womenswear. Featuring an array of leading brands from J.W Anderson to Lucas Nascimento, checking out their website is a must. Plus, they also have a newly refurbished concept store (complete with record boutique and exclusive café) opening in the trendy Dalston area in London at the end of the month.
We're loving the J.W Anderson contrast vest dress currently on sale for £284 and the Lucas Nascimento beehive cylindro jacket (above right) currently retailing at £417. Let the gender bending begin!