Shopping solely in the men’s or women’s department can be a tad limiting for someone who loves fashion. It also defeats the purpose of dressing up, which is being allowed to explore your options. Luckily, a whole band of brands have been rising against gendered clothing barriers, producing pieces that fashion-savvy shoppers would love to wear.
Below are the local brands who are giving all of us the options we’ve been needing all our lives.
1. Proud Race
Founded by an industrial designer and stylist, Proud Race combines the best elements of underground street style and luxury fashion to produce a contemporary label that knows no trend. The brand’s clothing has shapes you can’t put under any category other than pure delight. They’ve also already gone international, repping Manila in editorials worldwide.
The patch trend is being revolutionized by Randolf with their quirky designs attached to elegant silhouettes. They have the perfect pieces for adding personality to your wardrobe while maintaining a refined aesthetic. And if you've always wanted to wear your memes, their Kim Kardashian crying face jacket is a must-have.
Unique genderless clothing that are fit for everyday wear are not easy to find, but Euniform begs to differ. This brand has upgraded daily wear and is making simple pieces look like pure magic. Their take on the oversized button-down and tee in particular goes beyond what you would expect, because although they look different on everyone, they achieve the same polished appeal.
Carl Jan Cruz makes clothes that come with a nostalgic experience. Their pieces aim to make fashion into both a bodily and spiritual encounter, with their distinctive cuts and shapes that you’d never see in fast fashion. They’re also breaking misconceptions that unisex clothing is strictly monochrome and only works one season a year. Fun fact: FKA Twigs is a frequent mannequin for this brand.
Take a break from your usual department stores and check out these local genuises for your genderless fashion needs.