Some trends in fashion pass without leaving a trace. Others came to stay (like the jeans or the miniskirt). What current trends will mark a milestone then? From Libertad Avenue we would like to bet on unisex -genderless- fashion, simply designed to be worn by people regardless their gender.
Simply put, these are clothing, footwear, and other items of clothing that are designed without a specific gender in mind. Most socially accepted patterns of what men and women should wear still make distinctions very clear –like school uniforms that dictate skirts for girls and pants for boys–. Genderless fashion represents an alternative mindset.
The ways to apply this trend in the market can be various, from taking a unisex line (as many brands already do) to the more radical concept of removing signs that separate fashion by genre from stores and simply letting the garments speak for themselves, eliminating prejudices and promoting individual expression.
Why genderless fashion matters
For many, having to choose between these two "styles" is not an option. Nor does this seem to represent the plural world in which we live. Somehow, unisex fashion tries to address this void. On the other hand, brands that exercise this bet are independent and produce in small doses. From Libertad Avenue we also try to make our contribution, and therefore our designs are conceived with no gender in mind. *
Towards a unique style
How your clothes fit us is very subjective matter. What for one person is a "crop top", for another is simply "too short", or perhaps a garment is fitted for someone and "super tight" for another. Surely the concept of "one size" is not realistic (of course in footwear we do not even consider it), but can the unique style be?
Although we do not believe that unisex fashion will totally replace fashion as it is mainstream today, we do think that it is an inclusive trend in an industry that is not that inclusive, and it also helps generate conversation about gender identity issues. And this is much more important than fashion.
* Although Libertad Avenue designs are unisex, we do distinguish between female and male last by the morphology of each type of foot.
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