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Fashion Week Proves That Gender Binary-Defying Menswear Won't Die Anytime Soon

Though the CFDA introduced New York Fashion Week: Men's back in July, some brands still showed either full-on collections or insert menswear looks within their womenswear runway shows this season.
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Though the CFDA introduced New York Fashion Week: Men's back in July, some brands still showed either full-on collections or insert menswear looks within their womenswear runway shows this season. While Alexander Wang and Pyer Moss incorporated modern fabrication and silhouettes into traditional menswear, there's a large amount of menswear designers who showed gender binary-defying collections.

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Skingraft Spring 2016 Collection
Photo Credit: Nigel Isaiah

Nicola Formichetti showed guys in nude tulle skirts and T-shirts with ruffled sleeves in his Spring 2016 presentation for his clothing line Nicopanda. Telfar Clemens from Telfar sent men down the runway in daisy dukes paired with off-the-shoulder tops -- a huge womenswear trend this season -- and footwear that teetered between slip on sneakers and ballet flats. In the Hood by Air Show, a male model was styled in nipple-exposing cut-out high/low shirt dress and heels.

This style of menswear definitely fits into the Huffington Post's #NYFW4ALL campaign. Men deserve some diversity on the racks in department stores too, right? The average menswear fashion consumer isn't going anywhere; there will always be a fella who wants a Public School crew neck or a gentleman looking for a Tommy Hilfiger suit. However, with a growing number of designers showing men in nontraditional menswear season after season, maybe this "trend" is transforming into a new menswear classic.

New York Fashion Week: Men's Collections