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he magazine was put together by the design department of Visual Kontakt

Jewelery Designer Anamaria Dobraș Curator Astrid Țîrlea Models Photographer

Sergiu Bălosu Bianca Olteanu Emil Costruț


SABOTAGE statement

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ndrogyny is not a new wave in fashion. From David Bowie to Marilyn Manson, creative people have been pushing the envelope on gender bending for a long time. Even if the concept is old, it manifests differently with every new generation. Fashion was always geared towards either a masculine or a feminine extreme: dumping corsets in the twenties, the sexual revolution in the sixties, the ultra masculine costumes of the eighties. All of them were consequences of the changes that were brought on sociopolitically. In the last few years, these social circumstances

pushed the fashion industry in an androgynous zone, where effeminate men are appreciated even more by the female public, and manly women attract more and more men. Obviously, the fashion world came to be powerfully influenced by this, and designers tend to create clothes and accessories meant for both sexes, completely sabotaging the idea of gender. A certain piece of clothing does not have to be characterised by gender. If the product is good, it shouldn’t matter whether a man or a woman wears it; this practically becomes an ideal.



KONTAKT Design - March 2013