The evolution of gender fluidity in hip-hop fashion

by MR Magazine Staff

Kanye West once famously said, “Being fresh is more important than having money,” but the definition of fresh changes every day. And today, it’s clear that gender fluidity has come to play a huge role in what the fashion industry considers fresh. Forward-thinking labels are releasing more genderless collections than ever, and even fast-fashion retailers such as H&M and ZARA have begun to experiment with these boundaries like never before. According to a Williams Institute study from 2016, 1.4 million adults in the US don’t identify with their birth gender, offering further evidence that many people – particularly those belonging to Gen Z – no longer feel constrained by binary notions of gender. Such changes are influencing fashion’s evolution, but not everyone welcomes the idea of gender fluidity, particularly within the hip-hop community. Read more at Highsnobiety.