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.
Up until the ‘60s, androgyny was solely centred on women breaking free from the rigid conventional female stereotype. Men started to unravel the chains of gender constraints. The rise of the Peacock Revolution in London showed singers like The Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Boy George paving the way to a new generation of androgynous male performers. David Bowie in particular made quite the impression with his flamboyant persona. His alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, became an instant sensation after the success of his single “Starman” and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie’s biographer, David Buckley deducted that he “mined sexual intrigue for its ability to shock”, and shock it definitely did. Although it has been over a year since his passing, Bowie will always be remembered as one of the most original and inspirational androgynous male performers who ever lived.