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Genderless Models Create New Fashion Culture


The last few years have seen significant challenges to the concept of gender all over the world—challenges that have begun to open people's eyes to new possibilities. For example, in 2014 Conchita Wurst of Austria became an international sensation and surprised Europe not only with her amazing singing talent, but also with her unconventional appearance as a beautiful male.

There's also the “no-gender” or “genderless” wave, which has come to Japan as well, with many fashion icons emerging from the trend. Just what does it mean to be genderless? Tokyo Girls' Update examines the principles while looking at internationally known icons and Japanese models.

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