Fashion and Gender Flexibility


  “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5)   The Bible is pretty unambiguous when it comes to delineating how men and women should dress – men should dress like men; women should dress like women. The fashion world, however, is increasingly encouraging the opposite. Particularly in avant-garde and haute couture spheres are designers playful and subversive in their understanding of “gender.” They query norms of masculinity and femininity as they undercut and parody expectations about… Continue Reading

Fashion and Gender Flexibility


“A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5)   The Bible is pretty unambiguous when it comes to delineating how men and women should dress – men should dress like men; women should dress like women. The fashion world, however, is increasingly encouraging the opposite. Particularly in avant-garde and haute couture spheres are designers playful and subversive in their understanding of “gender.” They query norms of masculinity and femininity as they undercut and parody expectations about how… Continue Reading