Genderless beauty is a constant force on the runways, reflecting the balance of masculine and feminine energy that resides within us. Journey back in time with us as we pay homage to the individuals who have shaped the face of androgyny as we know it.
Androgyny dates back all the way to ancient Greece, to the mythology of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis – divine beings who were fused together to become one single immortal. Hermaphroditus was an extraordinarily handsome young man, and his beauty captivated a water nymph, Salmacis, who fell madly in love with him. She prayed to the gods to be united with him forever, and they granted her wish. They became one – a symbol of both man and woman bound together in a sacred union. This love story would become a reference point in Western culture for centuries to come.