Featuring/Muse: Marisa Desimone
As part of The Creator Class challenge (#TCCChallenges), Christina Cheng and I collaborated to create a short visual piece that would showcase today’s fashion in a clean editorial way while taking a deeper dive by touching on relevant a topic in today’s society – gender roles.
We are currently living in a moment in fashion (and lifestyle) where designers are challenging gender roles — Gender specific clothing is out and androgyny is in. For some, this raises a sensitive topic of belonging through day-to-day challenges. There’s a stigma associated with the term ‘androgyny’ or ‘androgynous’, but for others, it’s a form of liberation.
“When I shaved my head, I became a conquest for boys. Boys who thought I was gay but wanted to ‘make’ me straight or see if I was straight. There was a test and challenge introduced…"
- Marisa Desimone
“I feel beautiful this way, no one questions someone’s manliness when they have long hair… I think what I take away from all this is that everyone has their own normal; I am my version of a girl, I am my own version of a boy too I’ve come to realize… Most importantly, I am me with the way I present myself — from head to toe.”
Clothing c/o: Nomad Toronto