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Comme Un Garçon

photography
SHINI PARK
art direction
CAMILO GONZALEZ
styling
MARIAN NACHMIA
hair & makeup
KATE TIGHE
You say Cary Grant, I say Fran Lebowitz. You say Arthur Miller, I say Inès de la Fressange. When boundaries between man and woman dissolve, the modern epicene flourishes. Binaries, opposites and a whole load of contradictions map out the wo/man.

In her book The New Garconne, dedicated to today’s grown-up tomboy, with doffs of the trilby to Katharine Hepburn, Joan Didion, Tilda Swinton and Stella Tennant, Navaz Batliwalla describes the wo/man duality as an harmonious yin-yang of masculine and feminine influences; the highbrow complemented by the humble. There’s a sense of soothing serenity in this pairing, like the sartorial marriage that couples a mannish silhouette with a languid silk blouse.

That’s the allure of the modern epicene, with an added tinge of sensuality and a “do whatever, wear whatever” approach.  

How to map the conflict? When all becomes rigid or categorical (masculine | feminine); when there’s no longer any borrowing or blending or dissolving, catalysing a sartorial divide or a rift rather than a mutual coexistence. Like a spiralling marriage, or an unravelling thread, separation can seem imminent. 

jacket EUDON CHOI, shirt J.CREW, trousers SPORTMAX, ring MARIA BLACK

There’s a soft sensuality that should not be dismissed. Complement the oversized blazer with tapered ankle-length trousers to reveal a slip of skin.  

Duality is achieved in pieces that skim rather than cling. top GOLDSIGN, trousers 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, shoes GRENSON

shirt SPORTMAX, trousers HUGO BOSS, vest FRAME, rings MARIA BLACK

trousers JOSEPH, shirt HUGO BOSS, top EUDON CHOI, shoes GRENSON

That’s the allure of the modern epicene, with an added tinge of sensuality and a do-whatever-wear-whatever approach.

top EUDON CHOI, trousers JIL SANDER

The modern epicene is playful with proportions. 
coat A.P.C., blazer HUGO BOSS, top GOLDSIGN, trousers JOSEPH, glasses KALEOS, shoes GRENSON

blazer HUGO BOSS, shirt EQUIPMENT, rings MARIA BLACK

coat COS, trousers HUGO BOSS, shoes GRENSON

Soften the mannish silhouette by styling voluminous trousers with a lightweight shirt.

trousers MARC JACOBS, shirt FRAME, glasses KALEOS

blazer & shirt COS

photography SHINI PARK
art direction CAMILO GONZALEZ
styling MARIAN NACHMIA
hair & makeup KATE TIGHE
production CUBE COLLECTIVE
project management ANNA HOLMFELD

writer ZANA WILBERFORCE
edited SOPHIE DENING
lighting assistant KANE MARTINDALE
assist HANNA YI
layout CAMILO GONZALEZ
retouch ALE JIMENEZ

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