Understanding the fundamental of androgyny is vital as it differs from the society´s idea of beauty in woman. There is a subtle realisation that the inner aspect oneself is a mixture of the dichotomy of traits stereotypically associated with men and women. To say that all women are passive and all men are aggressive is an ambiguous statement. While tendencies may exist, it is safe to say we all belong somewhere in between.
Max.Tan’s/S 2017 explores in breaking gender boundaries with femininity intact. Corsetry laces are used to shape the torso in a masculine manner, while tailored pants are slashed to allow it to fall in a feminine manner. Or there are pieces like a blazer with shoulder cuts and ruffles that embodies both spirits, female and male. This constant coalescence of details from the women and silhouettes from the men creates an amicable contrasted outcome, allowing them to meet at a universal point.Androgyny is more than just boy in frocks and girls in suit, it is an attitude that goes beyond the unspoken rules of gender.

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