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How a Sophisticated Tank Top Became the Unofficial Queer Outing Top

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: “Dancing makes you sweat, so the less you wear, the better,” says Lee. The Australian designer has been selling sheer layered tank tops and second-skin tops with biomorphic cutouts for years. At first, he said, he just wanted to make something that couldn’t be found on the market: sexy men’s tops. He now sells many of his tanks as part of a unisex collection, which was “a natural progression in developing the category and brand language, rather than intentionally targeting any particular demographic.”

Nigerian-American designer Kingsley Gbadegesin launched K.nglsey at 2020 a line of gender-neutral tank tops with artfully placed cutouts and asymmetric straps. The idea, he says, is to put black, queer, female and trans people at the forefront of fashion — as he affectionately calls our queer community, “the girls.”

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“A tank has to serve three purposes: go to the office, wear it on the dance floor, and wear it to a dinner party,” says Gbadegesin. Their versatility makes them ripe for mainstream adoption. “Brands that don’t have girls

at their core or with in mind have been trying to embrace that fantasy, but it doesn’t work the same way,” says Gbadegesin. .202420242024 2024

This spring 2024 menswear season, Dolce & Gabbana, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent The vest has been reinterpreted by brands like Fendi and Fendi. Some were cut as ruffled and airy halterneck tops, others wrapped and draped like shirts. The inherent queerness of a work like this – dating back to Helmut Lang – has dissipated, replaced by a less intense, More conservative gender ambiguity. , this trend has swept most menswear. 20242024



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