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“Genderless” fashion goes big in Japan

No stranger to barrettes, bows and beauty products, Japanese Instagram icon and model Genking is a proud flag bearer for “genderless” fashion in which young men adopt unequivocally feminine styles and challenge traditional norms.

Local retailers in Japan have long catered to a fashion-hungry menswear market with slick tailoring, leather clutches and luxury skincare products. Few young men, however, would have made the leap from watching male actors play women on stage to adopting “girly” accessories and wearing makeup themselves, were it not for the overwhelming influence of Korean pop music and Japanese anime movies.

For “genderless” fashionista Genking, the playful style heralds the dawn of a new age.

(Source: Shanghai Daily )

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