The words “masculine and feminine” have increasingly less meaning when it comes to fashion presentations for the next decade. It is not because genders are non-specific on the runways, but rather that the old fashioned concepts of ‘you can’t tell the boys from the girls’ – meaning males with long hair or women in trousers – are dated as visions that belong to the 20th century. Here is how two designers of today interrupted neutral fashion.
Chloe: Strong But Thoughtful
Standing casually in a pair of tailored, thickly woven mannish shorts, Natacha Ramsay-Levi was the essence of her Chloé collection. And for this spring/summer season for the Paris house, she was weighing the situation in a changing world.
“The first half of the show is a balance between masculinity and femininity,” she explained. “It’s a silk blouse, beautiful long dresses with pintucks, but there is a tailoring that is important to balance that.”