RompHims and Boyfriend Jeans: Ungendering Fashion

RompHims and Boyfriend Jeans: Ungendering Fashion


Chaka Bachmann

The Defiant Femme

Danielle Cooper

She's a Gent

Jacob Tobia

Penguin Random House

Fashion that challenges conventional gender norms has become increasingly mainstream. However, the fashion industry often undermines social gains associated with this shift by using gendered language and images to market clothing. Language such as the RompHim, boyfriend jeans, man buns, and mewelry perpetuate gender stereotypes and have a devastating impact on gender equity and attitudes towards LGBTQ communities. This session will focus on how the industry can truly ungender fashion.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Style
Level: Advanced