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Not just for girls! Designer sends MALE models down the runway in frilly dresses, feathered capes and silk suspenders in a bid to ‘liberate’ men from gender conventions

  • Palomo Spain, 25, staged the show at Paris men's fashion week on Tuesday 
  • He believes gender fluidity isn't solely a fashion statement but a way of being 
  • Palomo is the latest designer to embrace gender neutral fashion 

Published: 08:50 BST, 17 January 2018 | Updated: 09:41 BST, 17 January 2018

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A Spanish designer sent male models down the runway in miniskirts, feathered gowns and revealing ensembles in an attempt to 'liberate' them from the gender constraints of fashion. 

Palomo Spain, 25, staged the show at Paris men's fashion week on Tuesday because he believes gender fluidity isn't solely a fashion statement but a way of being in today's society.  

Speaking to AFP about the inspiration behind his offering, Palomo said: 'Chanel liberated women (after World War I) by dressing them in male fabrics like tweed. And when Yves Saint Laurent put women in dinner jackets it was an absolute revolution. I am doing the opposite.'

The Andalusian designer, who studied at London College of Fashion, chose to dress his male models in elaborate dresses, revealing skirts and silk suspenders.

Palomo Spain, 25, sent models down his runway in frilly dresses because he believes gender fluidity isn't solely a fashion statement but a way of being in today's society

They accessorised with over-the-knee leather boots, pearls and handbags. 

Palomo's designs are loved by Miley Cyrus, who wore one of his unisex designs in her music video, Malibu.

Palomo, who believes he's part of a generational who refuses to define people in binary terms, added: 'It is just a way of giving guys who might want to, the possibility to wear really sophisticated materials, and certain shapes and silhouettes that used to be associated with women's wardrobes.

'I am not the first and the only person to do this," he said, citing Jean Paul Gaultier -who put men in skirts in the 1980s.' 

The male models at Paris Fashion Week wore revealing red mini skirts, capes and heeled boots

Palomo, whose creations are loved by Miley Cyrus, accessorised his male models with over-the-knee leather boots, pearls and handbags

Palomo believes what he's doing is 'nothing new'  and that Yves Saint Laurent put women in dinner jackets many years ago 

The catwalk offering is just the latest in unisex fashion ranges, with River Island recently embracing gender neutral clothing after launching its very first genderless clothing collection for kids.

The high street chain has today introduced a line of 'urban inspired' pieces that can be worn by either girls or boys.

Aimed at children aged from five to 12, the retailer says that the unisex collection is designed for 'kids who just want to be kids'. 

The catwalk offering is just the latest in unisex fashion ranges, with River Island recently embracing gender neutral clothing

The Spanish designer sent male models down the runway in miniskirts, feathered gowns and revealing ensembles in an attempt to 'liberate' them from the gender constraints of fashion

The line features a neutral colour palette of grey, black and white featuring layered, oversized jersey separates with graphic slogans. 

The 12-piece collection has been designed to encourage 'little adults to make their own style stamp, gender aside', according to the high street store. 

River Island is not the first high street store to introduce a gender neutral clothing line with John Lewis famously removing gendered labels from its kids clothes in September.

The department store became the first major retailer to ditch ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ labels from its children’s clothing range. 

 

 

 

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