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The Y2K style is staging a gender-bending comeback, courtesy of designers like Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci.

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The Y2K style is staging a gender-bending comeback, courtesy of designers like Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci.

The Y2K style is staging a gender-bending comeback, courtesy of designers like Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci.

). Plus, it’s 2021: anyone and everyone can wear a halter if they’d like.“Menswear has been increasingly embracing what was generally considered to be women’s garb — high heels, jewellery, frills, gloves, capes — and I think this is due in part to changing perceptions and greater acceptance of different forms of masculinity,” Kati Chitrakorn, Retail Editor of

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Vogue BusinessThe Guardianlast August. When asked if the breakdown of toxic masculinity has played a role in his designs, Ludovic emphatically agrees. “To be honest I wasn’t really thinking about [gender-fluid fashion] when I first started. All I wanted to do was to create a brand that I felt represented me. I didn’t want to conform to male or female standards for garments for my line,” he says. “Garments are garments and anyone that feels like they can relate should be able to wear them. Today, more than ever, it’s crucial to have these safe places where we can express ourselves and feel great wearing whatever we feel represents us best.”

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