Androgyny in fashion has been a thing for years now but for some brands, there really are no hard rules. In fact, its now more than ever that brands are beginning to blur the lines between men’s and womenswear in tandem with increasing demand. It’s not so much about women wearing pants or men wearing skirts — that’s far too literal. Instead, designers are beginning to redefine silhouettes and sizes to create clothes that are truly genderless. Here, we pick out a list of fashion brands that offer stylish unisex pieces to add to your wardrobe.
Rad Hourani (Paris, France)
Rad Hourani is more than a fashion designer. His creations take on various mediums through clothing, art works, photographs and film. With a vision rooted in neutrality, he approaches his theme with multiple perspectives and expresses his concepts into structured and tailored fashion looks. Hourani was also the very first designer that presented a unisex couture collection and made a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Fans of his dark powerful silhouettes stand by his design philosophy which is to create pieces that exude the essence of timeless style for anti-conformist individuals.
Check out more from Rad Hourani here.
Toogood (United Kingdom, London)
Inspired by their grandmother’s profession as a tailor, sisters Faye and Erica Toogood decided to take on a similar path and start their fashion line. The Toogood sister’s clothing designs pay great attention to witty garment details and are mostly created in oversized yet billowy silhouettes. Their comfy knits and relaxed linen jackets are among their fans’ favourite items to own.
Check out more from Toogood here.
Nicopanda (America, New York)
The fun loving and free spirited essence of the Nicopanda brand reflects the personal style of its Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti. As a fashion stylist and creative consultant, Formichetti’s taste is bold, fearless and energetic. The designer’s creative and playful aesthetics promotes inclusivity and carries a wide range of apparels that are designed to be unisex. The collection consists of sweaters, track pants, tees and dresses which come in the brightest of colours and textures.
Check out more from Nicopanda here.
Agender (South Korea, Seoul)
The new design kid on the block, South Korean fashion label Agender offers stylish casual unisex clothes such as oversized printed hoodies, baggy tees, shirts and outer coats. Agender’s main agenda is to bridge the fashion gap between genders and to encourage the notion of dressing neutraly. The men’s garment styles on their online shopping pages can be seen duplicated on the women’s shopping list — embracing the fact that their clothing styles can actually be worn and bought by both genders.
Check out more from Agender here.
Cosmic Wonder (Japan, Kyoto)
Cosmic Wonder is a Japanese brand based in Kyoto that focuses on the natural goodness of quality materials, combined with an artful approach towards clothing construction. The label features unisex fashion that mimics traditional garments made in organic cotton, linen and soft wool. When worn, the pieces exude a peaceful zen-like aura on the wearer.
Check out more from Cosmic Wonder here.
Y’s (Japan, Tokyo)
Y’s is one of the brands under the Yohji Yamamoto design family and bears the DNA of androgyny and practicality of Yohji Yamamoto. The brand is known for their black layers which constructed in boxy, distorted and sometimes asymmetrical patterns.
Check out more from Y’s here.