Unisex Fashion

Thoughts about how this fashion presentation may look in the future woke me up this morning - way too early - after writing this article last night. It occurs to me that there will be other relationships to consider if art imitates life.
With an explosion of gender neutral lines for kids & babies* have you ever wondered who these clothes are really benefiting? There is it turns out a dirty truth in the supply chain of some 'gender neutral' clothing: the empowerment of girls in the west on the back of the misery of the world's poorest women and girls.
As we move further into the 21st century, unisex fashion has cemented itself as a trend that's here to stay. Unisex clothing continues to gain market share, however certain big retail brands are still reluctant to move into the gender bender industry.
It's not often you come across a great designer brand which is cool, wearable and affordable too but White Tent ticks all those boxes and then some. For a start, their sustainable, often androgynous separates are designed with both men and women in mind.
This weekend I'm tracksuit shopping - old school Adidas tracksuit shopping, to be specific. I'm going all out for the classic three-stripe, totally man-made matching numbers that made such a lasting impression on me when the likes of Run DMC popularised them in the mid-1980s and have been sneaking into my wardrobe ever since.
As the Cliff classic reminds us, it's the season for giving, not for receiving - but borrowing's ok, right? I'm forever pinching my other half's sweats for Sofa Sundays and general weekend mooching so here are a few of my current favourites from Acne, Wood Wood and Johnny Cupcakes which appear to have be designed with sharing in mind.