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The estreme frontier of genderless

Xander Zhou's catwalk is populated by men in evident state of pregnancy

In a relatively drab Menswear edition of London Fashion Week, Chinese designer Xander Zhou created quite a stir with a collection that represents his vision of a future world populated by alien creatures: “With NEW WORLD BABY I tried to create a sort of film, a story where each model was playing a certain role – says the stylist. More specifically, Zhou designed a world where men and women have equal rights and gender barriers are blurred into non-existence. His menswear collection will be remembered for the large baby bumps worn by male models, and for the revolutionary addition of traditionally “feminine” details to menswear classics.

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Valentina Monti
18/6/2018