Articles tagged with "Gucci"

Today, we take a look back to 2020 and a Harpers Bazaar magazine interview with Harris Reed (@Harris_Reed), the then up and coming designer who is now probably best known for styling Harry Styles for the cover of Vogue magazine. That moment was a pivotal moment in Harris's career as it instantly catapulted him into the spotlight.

"I’d like to eradicate the categories of menswear and womenswear,” Reed says. “Fluidity offers an alternate way of being, crossing and merging masculine and feminine.”

Harris certainly has a way of making what we would normally call feminine styles and presenting them in a way in which we can call them gender neutral. He is definitely one to watch for the re-shaping of the fashion world we currently know.

...and if that's not enough gender-bending non-binaryness for you, to take a look at @FluidByHarrisReed for his curated collection of classic gender-bending looks from the stars.

Original URL: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a34458195/gender-fluid-fashion-harris-reed-no-sesso-art-school/

Posted: 3 September 2022


Footwear News reports on Jared Leto's appearance on James Cordon's "The Late Late Show", while wearing a pair of White Patent stacked heel boots from Gucci, and talking about his role in the movie "The House of Gucci". It would have been odd if he'd been wearing anything else!

"The Thirty Seconds to Mars musician opted for the same shoe style when he attended the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” premiere in Los Angeles in December."

"When it comes to fashion, Leto could be considered a stylish savior as he continues to exemplify versatility. He is never one to shy away from risks. Hollywood’s Renaissance man continues to cycle through a lot of memorable style moments from his bleached eyebrows to his iconic Jesus-like locks, rock n’ roll stage style and extravagant Gucci ensembles."

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2022/fashion/celebrity-style/jared-leto-james-corden-star-suit-white-boots-gucci-1203236913/

Posted: 5 August 2022


Footwear News reports on the latest Jacqeumus campaign, featuring Bad Bunny (@badbunnypr) in a Pink Dress and heels. The multi-talented Puerto Rican is often seen in gender fluid fashion, so it was no surprise to many to see him fronting the Spring 2022 campaign for Jacquemus.

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2022/fashion/marketing/bad-bunny-jacquemus-pink-dress-heels-spring-campaign-2022-1203240776/

Posted: 12 July 2022


Footwear Magazine takes a look at the new "Our Angels" Inclusive sized collection from Christian Louboutin and poses the question "Is it finally time to stop separating men's and women's fashion?".

The fashion industry has followed social gender norms since the dawn of what we now call fashion, though when now considered through egalitarian eyes there are huge differences between fashion offered for men and women. The fashion industry is reflecting on these imbalances and tentatively adjusting what's on offer one high heeled step after another.

In heels for men (or indeed genderless), with big names like Louboutin taking an interest and with real-world wear visible by celebrities on the Red Carpet and key social media influencers there is certainly more on offer now. It may take some time, but generally in the fashion world those trends will start to trickle down into the mainstream.

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2022/fashion/opinion-analysis/gender-neutral-fashion-trends-1203233685/

Posted: 6 July 2022



GQ Magazine looks back upon the style of legendary music artist Prince. Prince will first be remembered for his music, then arguably for his style which was never without a pair of custom made high heels.

Original URL: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/fashion/gallery/prince-style

Posted: 10 May 2022



W magazine explores footwear for larger sizes and while there are still some challenges to overcome, the outlook is getter better...

"Retailers still consider more inclusive sizing a financial gamble, especially when it comes to expensive-to-produce runway pieces"

"Fashion is and should always be for all"

“I find each time the heel re-emerges in fashion really very interesting,” says Semmelhack. “Often, when quote-unquote women’s heels have been worn by men, it is in ways that are lampooning of women. When I started to see some men wear what are coded female shoes in non-ironic ways, I find a great deal of hope in these moments.”

Original URL: https://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/genderless-high-heels-in-larger-sizes

Posted: 23 March 2022



Vogue Magazine looks back on how men’s fashion changed for the better in 2021.

The article has the full detail, but in summary...

  • Hollywood stars took risks
  • so did regular men
  • The runways delivered exciting clothes
  • and the stores reflected that
  • The momentum isn’t going to stop!

Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/mens-fashion-recap-red-carpet-style

Posted: 20 January 2022


This article from Czechoslovakian magazine RESPEKT, and translated online here into english, features Vlastimil and Michaela, the couple behind @genderblender1 who share some of their experiences and insights into their ongoing "Sociological Experiment" of gender bending fashion. We gain an appreciation of the experience from Michaela's perspective and what it was like for Vlasta venturing out in alternative fashion choices. Well worth a read!

Original URL: https://www.translatetheweb.com/?from=cs&to=en&dl=en&ref=trb&a=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.respekt.cz%2Ftydenik%2F2021%2F33%2Fpodle-vlastnich-pravidel%3Fgift%3Dmzxtjptmw0#

Posted: 20 December 2021



The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 saw British singer Sam Smith step out onto the red carpet for the first time in high heels. Their black Gucci patent leather heeled boots clearly caught the attention they demanded, but for Sam this was clearly a euphoric moment for them as this short, but very sweet article shows.

Interestingly, the article uses the pronouns He/Him, though Sam now uses They/Them.

Original URL: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fashion/Sam-Smith-at-GQ-Men-of-the-Year-Awards-in-Gucci-Heels-2019-46580958?utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=US:GB&utm_source=www.google.com

Posted: 10 November 2021


Quartz looks at how gender lines are blurring in the Fashion industry. Originally published in 2015, it's clear that although the topic has been on the agenda for a while, there is still a long way to go. The article does acknowledge that the constraints around what men and women wear are loosening and with lines from numerous retailers now clearly making clothes of interest to non-binary and androgynous buyers, they have at least set the wheels in motion.

Original URL: https://qz.com/381790/sex-and-gender-arent-perfectly-binary-why-should-clothes-be/

Posted: 6 November 2021


The Bubble asks “Do clothes define gender?”. Harry Styles’ appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine in a Gucci dress opened the flood-gates of discussion around gender. This article digs a little deeper into the topic of gender, stereotypes and the associated backlash from conservatives.

Original URL: https://www.thebubble.org.uk/current-affairs/do-clothes-define-gender-harry-styles-sparks-debate/

Posted: 22 September 2021


The Wall Street Journal looks at why shoes and boots for men with higher heels are on the rise. Acknowledging that men were the first to wear high heels and re-affirming that they are the ultimate statement of confidence.

Original URL: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-2020-should-be-the-year-of-the-man-heel-11601546429

Posted: 6 September 2021


Harry Styles blazes a trail for gender neutral dressing. The Guardian newspaper talks about the interview he did for Vogue and how he loves to play with clothes without any self-limiting beliefs about gender, although his style is not without its critics.

Original URL: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/17/how-harry-styles-became-the-face-of-gender-neutral-fashion

Posted: 6 September 2021


@TheMarcJacobs has been wearing women’s fashion for 20 years. He, like many, believe that clothing has no gender and as one of fashion’s powerhouses of free thinking and great styles, he should know!

Original URL: https://pagesix.com/2020/12/04/marc-jacobs-says-clothing-has-no-gender/

Posted: 2 September 2021



From the early days of men wearing women's jeans to get a skinny fit, how Women's fashion trickles down to the mens section and how mainstream music artists like American Rapper, Young Thug, Pharrell and Kanye West all wear clothes originally intended for women, this article explores how gender labels are being ignored in favour of achieving an individual style away from the boring stereotypes found in the mens section.

Original URL: https://www.complex.com/style/2015/10/men-in-womenswear-is-a-thing-and-thats-cool

Posted: 10 August 2021


British newspaper The Guardian takes a look at the music and style icon that was Prince. Always more than a musician and singer, Prince spoke about himself through his style, which most notably included his trademark high heeled boots and where Prince led, others followed.

Original URL: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/apr/22/prince-how-his-androgynous-style-influenced-fashion

Posted: 7 August 2021


Vogue magazine examines the retail fashion industry and with the statement “A piece of fabric, a textile, or a garment has no gender. This is an undisputable fact!” and the reality of the retail fashion industry divided along binary gender lines, probes what the industry can do to represent the spectrum of gender in a more inclusive and realistic way.

Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/the-future-of-retail-is-genderless

Posted: 7 August 2021


This article from Medium highlights a feature on Harry Styles wearing a Gucci gown which appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. The article covers how gender norms around clothing are changing and highlights some of the resistance against it, but ultimately "we just want to see sexy people in beautiful clothes" and a dress is just a dress.

Original URL: https://gen.medium.com/why-women-like-men-who-wear-dresses-509e66846a66

Posted: 14 June 2021