Sexuality doesn’t equate to specific fashion norms.
As far as we’re concerned, gendered clothing is a myth—a traditional narrative usually involving people embodying popular ideas, as noted by philosopher Roland Barthes.
According to an article in the Atlantic, the unisex fashion trend began in 1968 on Paris runways where designers created pieces that were simple and sleek—and as far as the American fashion industry was concerned, it only lasted the one year.
But, the world disagrees with this trend. It’s a trend that has continued to stay—especially with the help Kurt Cobain in the 90s when he disregarded traditional gender-specific clothing. Women wore plaid shirts, cut-off shirts and combat boots—a style that has resurged in the past few years along with other 90s fashion trends.
And that’s where SKYE Footwear comes in. A unisex shoe, designed for Vancouver life.
So why does unisex footwear work?
- It breaks the gender roles. Why do certain sexes have to wear particular types of shoes?
- It’s comfortable. More loosely fitted clothes means more room to move. And then when you add a comfortable shoe, life is good.
- It’s effortless. Menswear and womenswear mix well together, so you can mix and match pieces will ease.
- All bodies are different. Body types are fluid, so unisex clothing and footwear work well because they are also fluid and interchangeable.
So break the gender norms; embrace the unisex footwear and fashion.