‘Unisex clothing’ trends around the world

“Unisex clothing” is all the rage these days, especially in the United States. Men wear clothes that have until now been considered reserved for women. Previously, this was only seen at fashion shows under the themes of fusion or gender neutral fashion, but now the new generation is of the view that clothes have no gender, and therefore, unisex dresses are sold in the large-scale market.

A variety of unisex clothing has been introduced to the market by major brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger. Unisex shirts were released by brands like Burberry, Moschino, Versace and Saint Laurent. Textile expert Michael Major said the lace fabric used to be used to make women’s loungewear, but now it is used to produce men’s clothing. In the 16e century, lace was made in Europe from linen and silk threads; 200 years ago it began to be used in the production of women’s underwear, and it became prohibited for men.

Clare Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion, Albert Museum, London, said it was on the initiative of some men that lace fabric was once again recognized as a masculine garment. Mentalities are changing and men can now wear softer fabrics.

The genderless fashion trend is gaining momentum all over the world, with Europe and the United States leading the way. For example, choreographer Jenil Mehta, in her dance videos, has been seen wearing a skirt several times. Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Megan, are raising their child with a gender-neutral approach. In Kozhikode, Kerala, a school has introduced a uniform dress code for girls and boys. The school’s 60 boys and 200 girls now wear blue pants and white shirts at their school.