10 Gender-Neutral Tips to Steal From the Paris Collections
By Julien Sauvalle
Now that fashion has embraced diversity and androgyny, designers propose creative gender-neutral options for fall 2016. Click through and discover tomorrow's must-haves.
Oversized Turtlenecks at Chanel
Fit for ladies and the dudes, chunky sweaters are back, preferably with a rolled up turtleneck that you're letting hang out freely. Well done, Mr Lagerfeld.
Total Leather Look at Chanel
While we're at Chanel, what's more rad than a leather parka, and the matching kilt? The overall feel is very Neo in the Matrix, and we're so here for it.
Tiger Prints at Kenzo
We first spotted tiger prints in Marc Jacobs's menswear collections a few seasons back, and now they're everywhere. Go on, let's hear you roar.
Kitty Necklace at Loewe
How did we live without a cute kitty hang-around-the-neck purse? Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe, may have come up with the one fashion item that both lesbians and gays can agree on.
Zip It Out at Balenciaga
Unless you want to look like a walking igloo, stuffy winter coats are rarely a fashionable go-to, but Balenciaga, reborn from its ashes courtesy of new creative director Demna Gvasalia, offers a clever take on the issue. Simply wear your oversized parkas, sherlings, and leather perfectos just below the shoulders, because wearing those normally would be way too easy.
Come Undone at Vêtements
If you look back at the 1990s, Kate Moss and androgyny ruled. Vêtements offers a similar uniform for fall, sexy and nonchalant with untucked striped shirts and flowy coats. A double strike for founder Demna Gvasalia, who just made Balenciaga cool again.
Also, thigh-high boots for guys? Sign me up.
Maison Martin Margiela (left) and Saint Laurent (right) love the more-is-more approach when it comes to bling. Next time you leave the house, don't forget to attach all the pins, badges, or studs you have in your possession -- it can't get more punk-rock than that.
'16 Candles' at Saint Laurent
Well, actually, there won't be so many candles on the cake, since creative director Hedi Slimane is rumored to be leaving the French label only three years after re-joining. Nevertheless, his first (and maybe last) haute couture collection for Saint Laurent was a showstopper and a real '80s throwback. We're getting Cyndi Lauper vibes in all the right places.
Mix-and-Match at Louis Vuitton
When Louis Vuitton does androgyny, it does so with a finesse that goes beyond clichés. Here, prints and patterns collide to create a unique, genderless creature clad in vinyl pants and a classic overcoat. Worn with those lace-up boots and a short crop, the look is bombastic.
Nicolas at Louis Vuitton
By the way, can we have a Nicolas Ghesquière to go? Merci beaucoup.