There is a story in Bloomberg today about a fashion trend for men: women's wear [sigh].
Now we all know that these clothing items are outliers, and we won't be seeing them in many places where normal people go, but the trend is there all the same. The point is to knock down barriers, plant perverse seeds, and influence the entertainment industry -- which trickles into our homes like a poisoned well.
As always, public tastes are dictated in large part by celebrities; movie stars, musicians, and athletes have a large say in how younger generations shop and dress. For every Bowie and Jagger in the 1970s, there is a Jared Leto or Kanye West wearing a skirt on stage in 2015. But don't expect to see NBA or NFL stars getting into the androgyny arena quite yet.
“The Kanyes, Pharrells, Jared Letos, and one of my favorites, Lapo Elkanns of the world are gents I love seeing push androgynous boundaries," explains Rachel Johnson, a stylist who dresses such pro athletes as Amar'e Stoudemire and Victor Cruz.
Some department stores have set aside space for androgynous clothes, but they haven't found much success yet, just an expensive way to tweak the industry. Here's a last glimpse before you go find the eye-wash: