Do not be afraid to pair a tuxedo jacket with your evening gown this September.
Gender non-conforming fashion will be one of this fall’s top trends, according to the Fashion Group International, a global non-profit aiming to help members of the fashion industry excel in their careers. That involves hosting a twice-yearly ready-to-wear trend presentation outlining the most salient styles for the upcoming season—the most recent of which occurred yesterday, in the Time-Life building.
Indeed, ambisexual—or androgynous—looks were popular on the fall/winter 2015-2016 runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris—from Ralph Lauren’s tuxedo-inspired looks for women, to Rick Owens’s menswear tunics with, er, curiously-placed cut-outs.
The trend does not necessarily mean women should dress as men, or vice versa. The runways, rather, showed looks that blend traditionally male and female elements: plain sweaters paired with decorative skirts; skirts worn over pants; masculine-looking shoes with heels and platforms.
“What’s his is hers,” FGI creative director Marylou Luther said during the presentation.