Thursday, September 17, 2009

feminizing menswear for real

This is Fashion Week in New York City.

Again, the catwalks are rife with menswear that borrows heavily on clothing from milady's closet.

Some designers are determined to feminize male fashions, so we see high-heeled male models wearing makeup and carrying their manbags down the runway with lace, ruffles, and bows accenting their pantalettes, kilts, and caftan outfits.

As a femulator and fashionista who loves female clothing and accoutrements, I feel that the designers responsible for feminizing menswear are not going far enough.

Stop pussyfooting around! If you want males wearing feminized clothing, go all the way.

Instead of separating menswear and womenswear, have both male and female models walking down the runways wearing next season's womenswear. Then you'd have something of interest to both fashion-conscious males and femulators.

As a femulator, I would not be caught dead in the current version of feminized menswear, but if they were showing womenswear for males, then I'd open my pocketbook to spend some money.

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  1. "I would not be caught dead in the current version of feminized menswear, but if they were showing womenswear for males, then I'd open my pocketbook to spend some money."

    Absolutely, totally, 100% agree with you there.

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  2. From what I have read, the designers have been using male models to show clothing lines and/or trend features (bows or lace, etc.) but there is no intent for these to actually make it into the male showrooms. The idea is couture as shock and to titilate - mostly the ladies - into some publicity for the designers.

    I could be wrong. I am so ready to wear something beautiful to work that is made just for the person I am!

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  3. I love the way you think when you said "Instead of separating menswear and womenswear, have both male and female models walking down the runways wearing next season's womenswear. Then you'd have something of interest to both fashion-conscious males and femulators." But it would be also be tearing down a major wall between men and woman in fashions and the beginning of the end for Labels as crossdresser or crossdressing and so on. This is the first step for Equality in Fashions, stop Labeling clothing with gender.

    Margueritte

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