Challenging Beauty Conventions
When will it ever be normal for a man to wear a skirt? Will it ever be? Jaden Smith just wore one for the new Vogue campaign so our hopes are high! Breaking gender limits is the cutting edge of our time.
Clothing is a form of visual communication. We are trained to interpret clothing. Everybody knows the meaning of a business suit or an evening gown. We behave differently in presence of different persons. Of course we can force ourselves to look different or behave different, but there is a limit to the human body and it’s appearance.
That’s when you meet on a vulnerable, honest level, where you’ve reached the emotional and physical borders.
The acceptance of a man wearing a dress is still not there. But little by little we open our eyes for gender discrimination and all the shades of gray between being a man or a woman.
Of course there will always be biological differences between men and women, but
maybe they will loose relevance throughout the time.
Photo & Art Direction:FRANZISKA BRODHUN & SEBASTIAN ASIEDU
Special Thanks to PETER HÖNNEMANN