Our very own Ellis Harris has written an article for IMPACT about Jaden Smith’s approach to gendered clothing. Below is a snippet of the article and there’s a link at the bottom if you’d like to read the whole thing. Gender neutrality is something very close to this Network’s heart and to have a member of the network write about it in our university’s student magazine is absolutely fantastic. Enjoy!
Jaden Smith for Louis Vuitton Women: Breaking the Mould?
Although announced a while ago, it’s never too late to talk about Louis Vuitton’s new face of women’s wear, Jaden Smith.
Anyone who spends an inappropriate amount of time on the internet will already be familiar with the seventeen year old’s antics, from quirky tweets, to pushing the ‘boundaries of fashion norms’ by strutting around in dresses and skirts. With one caption on his Instagram stating ‘Went To TopShop To Buy Some Girl Clothes, I Mean ‘Clothes’ ‘, it is difficult not to be impressed by Jaden’s attitude towards his own personal styling. It’s this kind of attitude the fashion world lives for and the rest of the world should take notice of. So really, Louis Vuitton’s choice shouldn’t have come as a surprise. And neither should the fact that it’s ‘women’s wear’ and not ‘men’s wear’ that has undergone a revamp.