Latin American fashion will be genderless in 2021

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Latin American fashion opens a path towards the queer community and activism.

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Clothing brands and large firms have begun to propose unisex lines and identical garments for themselves and for them. Photo: Unsplash

LatinAmerican Post |Noris Acare

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More and more brands are joining genderless fashion. It is a trend that aims to eradicate the labels between masculine and feminine. In response, different clothing brands and large firms have begun to propose unisex lines and identical garments for women and men.

Élite 4: La evolución de los personajes, moda genderless y diversidad sexual. https://t.co/18qPig8XJr

— Vogue Mex y Latam (@VogueMexico) June 23, 2021


Fashion with a unisex or genderless approach

It is known that gender is a fluid concept that moves through the male and female spectrum, even going far beyond one day putting on a shirt and tie and on the other a skirt. The constructions of femininity and masculinity are becoming increasingly diluted and it is logical to begin to question the structure of many fashion brands that continue to present specifically masculine and feminine items.

Another opportunity that presents itself is fashion shows, which have already progressed in terms of transgender or non-binary representation, for example, the Mugler show for Spring / Summer 2021, which included trans models such as Hunter Schafer or Dominique Jackson in the casting.


The rise of the avant-garde trend of the future

A new generation of fashion designers has grown up in Latin America this decade, embodying their reinterpretation of the gender-fluid or genderless look in clothing. The attention generated goes to the man using the woman's codes. Seeing a young man with painted nails, wearing earrings and effeminate clothes in a means of public transport in Latin America is taboo. However, what is most disturbing is that they do not end up identifying themselves as Latin designers, because within Latin American culture they have absorbed fast fashion perfectly well.

Also read: 3 brands that show their support for the LGBTIQ+ Community

Designers with a genderless style

Mateo Velázquez, Colombia

A young man who put on his new collection called Leather Boys II, during confinement, a proposal that will appear on the Allianz EGO platform at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

Este sábado en #FrontRowStyle conoceremos la colección "Leather Boys II" de la firma Velásquez #MateoVelasquez presentada en el #Mercedes-BenzFashionWeekMadrid

¡No te lo puedes perder!#VePlus #DateElGusto junto a @fernandelfino y @cynthialander pic.twitter.com/0QAgzokZsV

— VePlus_ (@VePlus_) May 1, 2021

Annaiss, Peru

Annaiss Yucra made a collection called Pachamama and it is the result of a relationship between the designer and nature; in addition to reflection as consumers to immortalize a harmonious bond.

Annaiss Yucra de Perú presenta colección Pachamama en Guatemala Fashion Week - https://t.co/0vSaZVc2QT pic.twitter.com/k3ZF0PA7XJ

— ElPortal24 (@ElPortal24) November 22, 2020


Aaron Changpo, Costa Rica

Aarón Changpo needs to materialize his ideas and that they play with transparency and light, with an interesting result both in the design of his jewels and in the materials.

Aaron Changpo acepta que llegó al diseño de joyas por accidente. "En una clase de dibujo anatómico hice inconscientemente una colección".

— Líderes Mexicanos (@LideresMexicano) November 6, 2014