18 Stunning Runway Photos Prove Fashion Knows No Gender

18 Stunning Runway Photos Prove Fashion Knows No Gender
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Forget the days of so-called "gender bending." If the menswear fashion shows that took place across New York and Europe are any indication, designers are OK tossing gender limitations out the window.

And it wasn't just the women who walked the menswear runways — Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner and more made appearances — who broke the boundary down. The clothes themselves were fluid, not sticking to men's classics like suits, pinstripes or loafers, but also not resorting to simple dresses or sequins. 

Instead, designers like Hood by Air, Prada and Saint Laurent embraced oversized jackets, a mix of billowing and skin-tight pants, moody colors and pretty much anything else you can imagine — all with the apparent mantra that no clothing is off limits for men.

Hood By Air Spring 2016
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It helps that models are striking a more androgynous look. Roan Louch, a male model who embraces gender fluidity, walked in Gucci's fall 2015 men's show, and more trans models like Hari Nef have walked for brands like Hood by Air. 

But it's the clothes that really did the talking, as designers take on gender norms head-on. Miuccia Prada, who included women's clothing in her menswear show last winter, said it was the "perfect moment to analyze this subject more deeply to measure what the genders share, what they take from each other," according to Quartz.

Or where gender isn't relevant at all. Check out the stunning photos from the runways of this month's Menswear Fashion Week.

No Editions Spring 2016
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Y-3 Spring 2016
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Lanvin Spring 2016
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Prada Spring 2016
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Rick Owens Spring 2016
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Balmain Spring 2016
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Saint Laurent Spring 2016
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Margiela Spring 2016
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