Meet the Designers Leading the Gender-Neutral Fashion Movement

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When Beyoncé shows her support for gender-neutral clothing, you know the nonbinary movement has reached a milestone. Beyoncé, an entrepreneur always in touch with the cultural zeitgeist, revealed to Elle Magazine that her athleisure brand, Ivy Park, will release its own line of gender-neutral sportswear. If Beyoncé’s endorsement wasn’t a big enough sign of the times, Merriam-Webster dictionary declared "they" as one of 2019’s words of the year. The pronoun saw a 313% increase in definition searches in the last year, indicating people are indeed curious about the world outside of the gender binary.

As always, the creatives in the fashion world have had their finger on society’s pulse for quite some time. In just the last decade, innovative designers and fashion labels big and small have been breaking so-called fashion rules with new lines for anyone looking for clothes better suited to their identities. Fashion and self-expression have long been bedfellows, so it’s only natural that the industry recognizes there is so much more to male and female clothing. The possibilities for what gender-neutral fashion can accomplish are just scratching the surface, and these brands are leading the way.

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