As increasingly more brands are opting to include gender-neutral clothing in their lines, gender-neutral attire is becoming more mainstream on the street as well.
Celebrities are embracing this trend: Jaden Smith often raises eyebrows when he steps onto the red carpet while sporting skirts and dresses, and it is no longer unusual to see Cara Delevigne in tailored suits.
Speaking to Glamour about her recently launched gender-neutral clothing line, dubbed “Daya by Zendaya”, actress and singer Zendaya defended her decision to launch a clothing line that is not specifically targeted at men or women. “That’s the future of fashion, right? I was lucky to have parents who let me wear what I wanted to wear and let me shop where I wanted to shop. Nine times out of 10 I was shopping in the boys section. I wore cargo shorts and hoodies. That was my uniform.”
And don’t think that South African brands aren’t keeping up with this trend: numerous South African fashion lines have started incorporating gender-neutral and gender-fluid designs into their product offerings.
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