With boys dressing like girls and girls dressing like boys, there’s no stopping androgyny this fall. Out are the sexed up short skirts and sky-high stilettos of last fall, in are unisex and gender-bending silhouettes, including tranny-friendly styles. Not only did Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci cast a transgender muse as lead model for the brand’s FW10 campaign, Acne has now teamed with Candy (fashion’s first transgender and transsexual-themed magazine) to create a line of tailored shirts specifically for cross-dressers. “The Swedish label and the publication’s editor, Luis Venegas, have together designed a capsule collection of three androgynous shirts, made in both silk crepe and Italian denim. The styles are available in two washes – stonewashed and bleached,” says Vogue UK of the shirts, which are named after Dynasty stars. Choose from Alexis, Sammy Jo, and Krystle.
The trend is affecting model casting for NY Fashion Week’s upcoming SS11 shows, too. One of the trends casting agents are predicting for this upcoming season is “a somewhat androgynous girl, with linear proportions and striking features; maybe some freckles,” writes Cathy Horyn. Gone are the days of “the militias of blank-faced models.” Expect to see pale-faced mannequins whose features’ lack of overt gender alliance may incite a few double-takes.