Courtesy of Toogood
London’s Selfridges has announced that come March, Agender will open in their stores, taking up three full, androgynous floors until April. That is to say, neither female nor male mannequins, perfumes on shelves next to shaving kits, and clothes for sale sans gender delineation.
Designers Toogood, VFILES, Nicopanda, Hood by Air, Rad Hourani, Body Map, Comme Des Garcons, Ann Demeulemeester, and Meadham Kirchhoff will all take part.
Unisex clothes are nothing new — for some, there’s nothing more inspiring than Helmut Newton’s le smoking-sporting women — but that was different. It’s been a while since the surge of gender neutrality has been so strong, the look so newly defined, and the designers so buzzy. Hood By Air draws crazy attention around show time, and the brand dresses celebs like A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Ciara. Sure, they’re menswear designers, but women can and do wear the clothes all the same. Then there’s Rad Hourani, who designs the collections specifically to be worn by all genders.
Selfridges is smart to take note of the change in winds. But you don’t have to wait until March to get in on the “agender” trends; shop these pieces from VFILES, HBA, and Rad Hourani now for the look of the buzziest new direction.
(Clockwise from left:) VFILES sideline puffer; Rad by Rad Hourani rectangle cardigan; Craig Green v-neck kimono jacket; Rad by Rad Hourani jersey top; Hood By Air color block t-shirt; Craig Green tie shirt; Craig Green tie-wrap shirt; Craig Green track pant; Rad by Rad Hourani coat; Hood By Air sweatshirt; Craig Green side tie wide leg jean; Craig Green canvas wide trouser