Genderless Fashion – The New Look For The Future

Ever since the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel started to add masculine elements to female clothing and set a fashion trend with the “little boy look” in the early 1900s, the idea of women wearing pants had surprised the public. It was the defining moment that lead to the revolution of clothing. The separation of clothing by gender was on its way out at least for the women. The trend was brought back in the 1960s, Twiggy being its icon, as the embodiment of the little girl-woman androgynous, mod-style look. And no surprise! It was at that time for the “Swinging Sixties”, when the relaxation of the social taboos concerning sexism began. Since then we have been back and forth between feminine and feminist fashion. And lately, we have been noticing a spike in the evolution of the concept of gender and identity in fashion. This is the creation of an industry of genderless style.

Many designers have embraced this trend. Yves Saint Laurent saw this trend even back in 2009 in his Spring/Summer collection, he used key outfits from his men’s collection, and adjusted them to fit the women’s size in order to create genderless silhouettes. A fashion designer’s Neo-Sex collection featured army surplus fabrics and a blend of latex and organic cotton for Spring 2011. The 2011-2012 collection of a famous Italian designer was inspired by the man’s tuxedo, which is classy and timeless, but at the same time brings forth the power of the woman to the surface. The new collection of a famous designer, called Wo-man incorporates rough-cut blazers to accentuate the masculinity within a woman. Even in India, a fashion designer managed to strengthen the relationship between men and women by playing with the two components: power and fragility. In Japan a new trend is evolving: the skirt, for men.

As for genderless hairstyles, they are also quickly developing in popularity. Ever since the 1960s, women started wearing their hair short. Since then, they took it to such a level that women could never imagine, with such styles as the She-Hawk, the Bald Look and the Pixie. A short haircut, molded into a mini mohawk seems like the perfect hairstyle for women nowadays: it’s edgy, bold and relatively easy to manage. As for the bald look, it’s not a traditionally desired cut for men or women, but it is certainly the absolute most extreme haircut available. Genderless hairstyles for men also exist. They have in turn grown their hair out, or styled it into a male bob hairstyle. A square jaw, muscular body, and maybe even a little facial hair can help contrast with the long locks, and face-framing layers of the bob can complement their jaw line and add a hint of style to the look.

Models, embodying the new concept of beauty are hitting the fashion scene as well. One in particular caught our eye, Andrej P. He is the in-demand fashion model, creating a buzz in the industries’ top female clothing runway shows. The result? The social norms of clothing come into question, and evolve into something new altogether, Genderless Fashion. Andrej P., with his porcelain skin, alluring pout, and delicate bone structure, is surely appealing in a more feminine way, even if in a male suit. Another famous example is Lea T., the transsexual Brazilian top model, who can model male clothing as well as female.

They say that behind every successful man stands a woman, and nowadays fashion more than ever leans on the perfect blend between their characteristics. Genderless, androgynous are not just words, but they are powerful pillars which make us think that after all, males and females are not that different. We all have a feminine and masculine side hidden within us.

Promoting Your Modelling Career

Modeling is a fast growing industry, with tremendous change which had attracted the teenagers all over the world. This may be due to increase in fashion shows and Miss World contest. A modeling career will be really a career, for those who crave the limelight and who are not afraid being to be in public. As modeling is a career which generates more money and instant popularity, career opportunities and competition will also increase to the same extent. In the modern fashion world there are lots of career opportunities, which include fashion designing, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising and consulting. Even though they all fall in the category of fashion industry most of them differ from their job profiles, returns and lot more.

In order to qualify for the job qualification, acquiring fashion degree will be an added advantage which had become an easy task; due to lot many institutes are now offering the required training, degrees and diplomas. Fashion market is continuously developing and the attributes and expectations of a model are also laid out in black and white. Fashion trends changes constantly and it is never going to be stable, so the models should be able to feel comfortable enough, to become adaptable to various types of changes. The models must able to predict the future trends and also accustom with the present trend, for which study about different fashion trend is needed.

The field of modeling often seems like a glamorous industry with lot of fun; but people need to realize that it is the career that they need to be serious about. It requires lot of hard work, effort and talent which should be combined with loads of creativity in order to achieve a stable position in the career. Moreover without hard work, confidence and patience it is not an easy task to achieve success in the industry. Apart from beauty; looks, talent, creativity are some of the essential components which need to be updated and developed regularly with everything and anything in the career. Even though there is immense demand for skilled, creative and talented people, fashion modelling will not be everyone’s chosen area of interest since it requires timeless effort, and it is a very unpredictable career.

But it is an avenue which provides lot of opportunities with lot of fun, excitement and motivation through various creative works. This amazing field will enable to create wide exposure and an opportunity to have contact with so many celebrities, fashion designer, etc. In order to survive with the competition retails and fashion houses should be adaptable to work with the lot of technological advancement which had been developed in order to assist the models. All this modern latest technological had thrown wide opportunities to males, females and even to aspiring child models. Getting a good modeling career will be something which is easily attainable if the models are willing to put as much as hard work, particularly if they have an urge to achieve the top position in the modeling and fashion industry.

Learn How to Become a Model

Well it is that time of year when school is beginning to let out and many girls and guys look for Summer Modeling Work. There are some modeling jobs to be had in the Summer months but what most girls and guys who want to be models don’t know is that modeling is a full time commitment. You can do part time modeling after school or on school breaks but there has to be a very real commitment on the models part to succeed in this industry. It takes a lot of hard work and there is much competition for the modeling assignments.

So five key points that everyone who wants to become a model should understand:

1) To work in the modeling field you must have representation by a legit modeling or talent agency. To begin to find an agency to represent you look for local modeling or talent agency. Do your research and make sure that they are who they say they are and are a legitimate agency. We don’t recommend freelance modeling as it is not the safest way to go and will take you much longer to find a place for yourself in the industry. Always think Safety first

2) The first thing you need to do is access what type of modeling is right for you and where best will you fit in to get an agency and modeling bookings. Really be honest with yourself or you could spend a lot of time and energy going in the wrong direction. If you are under 5’8 then most fashion modeling will not be for you unless in specialized fields. If you don’t like to be on stage or acting then commercial modeling may not be the right place for you to center your energies. Test yourself with a family member or friend to see if you like being in front of the camera. Look though as many fashion magazines as you can to get a feel for what modeling work could be like. Study the industry, learn all that you can.

3) There are many different types of modeling, fashion modeling, commercial modeling, junior modeling, child modeling, plus size modeling and male models. There are still other fields as petite models and parts models. Lean all the different opportunities that are in the industry for you and what your look, height, age, size fits best.

4) Once you find agencies in your local area to submit to then you can contact them either via their web sites, email address or mail in photos to them. Many agencies have how to submit to new faces on their web sites. You can always mail your photos to the new faces divisions as well.

5) What you need to send several photographs:
* 1 or 2 clean headshots with no makeup and hair off your face
* 1 or 2 good body shots full length or three quarter in tee shirt and shorts or comparable

Tips:
Make sure that your photos are up to date and no one else is in your photos with you. Make sure one of the shots you submit is a good smile especially if you are looking to do commercial work. Remember that if any agency does not take you on as one of their models there could be many reasons one of them being that they may already represent several girls or guys with your look. So if modeling is what you want to do then try other agencies. Some models try several times before they are accepted to an agency.

We wish you all the best in your modeling dreams~

Have fun!