News from Gender Free World — Fashion & Styles

Fat fashion – how do I start?

Fat fashion – how do I start?

For a long time, being fat/plus-size/curvy/whatever you want to call it, has been mutually exclusive with keeping up with fashion trends. With a recent surge in followers, although fatshion has been around for a while, it’s now that brands are really starting to take notice of it.

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10 ways to rejuvenate your Spring wardrobe

10 ways to rejuvenate your Spring wardrobe

Guest blog by fashion writer Elly Morris Going from winter to warmer weather is the perfect time to change up your style. Instead of covering up with layers of warm clothing, you can experiment with different outfits and new ways of wearing the clothes you had forgotten about over the winter. So whether you’re on the beach or gazing at the sun out of your office window, here are some tips to help your spring wardrobe go the extra mile. Charity shops If you’re fed up of everything on the high street, why not go to your local charity shop? If...

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How to slay androgynous or tomboy style.

How to slay androgynous or tomboy style.

How do you get the androgynous or tomboy look down? Here at GFW we are into celebrating gender fluidity and androgynous styles. Here’s a few ideas on how to get started. Curtains, wolfcuts and other unexpected hairstyles Not that you have to have shorthair to qualify as a tomboy or androgynous, but there are some awesome short cuts out there at the mo. Would you believe it…curtains have made a comeback and have done for some time. Curtains suit all sorts of people too - from K-pop boyband members to afro middle parts, the styles are almost endless. You could go...

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Gender evolution- GFW & Lightning Like Scissors collaborative project

Gender evolution- GFW & Lightning Like Scissors collaborative project

Brighton-based companies Gender Free World (GFW) and Lightning Like Scissors are pleased to announce their collaborative project challenging the dominant notions of gender and identity. The  theme is Gender Evolution – honouring the life-changing protest that has given us freedom and paved the way for us to express ourselves openly in our daily lives. Whether it be through the broad spectrum of gender identities or our sexuality, we wanted to acknowledge how far we have come by resisting centuries old norms, and how far we have still to go by continuing to push the evolution and elevation of a truly inclusive culture and...

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What is a capsule wardrobe? A sustainable clothing solution.

What is a capsule wardrobe? A sustainable clothing solution.

What is a capsule wardrobe and how do you choose the what is in it? It’s essentially a way of streamlining your wardrobe and taking the stress out of fashion so you can actually enjoy the outfit you are wearing.

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High Heels: Beauty Is Pain, Apparently

High Heels: Beauty Is Pain, Apparently

High heels, love them, hate them - but I’m sure we can all agree they’re not the most comfortable of shoes to wear. A quick Google search shows that when we type in ‘Why are high heels...’ the first automatic...

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Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

From purposely passing as men to the advent of women wearing trousers, women have been wearing clothes traditionally intended for men for centuries. I’m not just talking about drag kings, but also women wearing men’s clothes on a regular basis - just because they’re more practical, they’re making a statement....

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Hawaiian Shirts - a timeless trend.

Hawaiian Shirts - a timeless trend.

Have you had a look at our new parrot print Hawaiian shirt? Did you think – Hang on! Parrots aren’t native to Hawaii! Probably not, although you’d be correct. But even more interesting: did you know that Hawaiian shirts aren’t strictly speaking Hawaiian either? They do, of course, originate from that hot little cluster of Pacific islands, but their history is much more varied and interesting. Before the 1800s, Hawaiian clothing was made of Kapa, a cloth made of tree fibre, plant dyed in geometric patterns. In the 19th century, enterprising Americans began trickling over to the island to set...

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