Australian Modeling Agency Does Away with Gender Categories


By Hannah Claire Brimelow

An Australian modeling agency announced it will no longer include gender in its models’ portfolios. 

Alice D, the Melborne-based agency, regards the move as an inclusivity measure. 

Kristie Klein is the Creative Director and editor of Alice D magazine. She said in an interviewA lot of brands were looking for models who were non-binary, but no agency was promoting them in that way.” 

Moreover, Klein claims that cultural understanding of gender image means “there is no space for inclusivity.” 

The company represents 35 models and has previously worked with brands like Adidas, Gucci, H&M and Nike. 

The agency’s decision follows an industry-wide trend toward androgynous or gender-nonconforming styles. 

According to CNN, “Abercrombie & Fitch launched its first gender-inclusive clothing collection, called the ‘Everybody Collection,’ in 2018 for kids ages 5 to 14, because of customer demand. It features an assortment of children’s clothes, including camouflage prints, bomber jackets and crew neck sweatshirts and tees influenced by skate culture.” 

Pac Sun, Target, and Saks Off Fifth also have ‘genderless’ clothing lines. For the most part, the lines are targeted to was Generation Z shoppers. Pop star Billie Eilish’s baggy-style is regarded as omen of the change of times. 

Not everyone celebrates the merging of men’s and women’s styles. To some, the popularity of the ‘non-binary’ identity is a threat to women. 

A woman coming out as “non-binary” is a non-statement that declares nothing but common loathing of the female class,” Sam Escobar writes on Feminist Current. “I can think of nothing more anti-feminist than an ideology that precludes the possibility of identifying and confronting patriarchal power, and instead individualizes oppression as though it is a ‘personal choice.’” 

Last April, London Fashion Week was declared “gender-neutral” for the following 12 months. The British Fashion Council attributed to the decision both to GenZ’s reported desire to forgo gender identity and to environmental concerns. 

Androgynous dressing has become fashionable not only as a statement of fluidity, but because it signifies a conscious effort to be less wasteful,” reported CNN Style. 

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9 responses to “Australian Modeling Agency Does Away with Gender Categories”

  1. JerseyDevil says:

    They are shooting themselves in the foot.
    I distinctly remember that pedos have preferences.

  2. misterbehavior says:

    The fashion industry is full of degenerates anyways.

  3. PolishPierogi says:

    If “we’ll do anything for money” had a face. Its them..

  4. Max316420 says:

    The modeling industry is nothing but a bunch of pedophiles looking for new victims. Absolutely disgusting

  5. KDiddy says:

    One size doesn’t fit all, and neither do six, but most everything is made elsewhere to general specifications and these chains aren’ttrying to make custom clothes. I don’t go to any of those stores, since their long sleeves go up to my elbow, so let them create their own special section and they’ll find out in a few years how to liquidate their assets into trans stores like they did with big and tall.

  6. neilkhess says:

    That picture: I have never been less aroused in my life. They look like 15 seconds from cutting themselves.

  7. Fool_Moony says:

    Madness. Why the hell do all these companies ban gender so quickly, when concepts like Non binary have only been prevalent in culture for like 5 years and only constituting a minuscule percentage of the population. The last several video games I’ve played, they’ve removed Male and Female from the character customization and you just choose “Body Type”.. It make no sense and borders on farcical. . All of these companies must be trying to groom and persuade people to become non binary and trans. There is no other reason i can gather.

  8. Scootouchard says:

    Because that makes perfect sense. Movies – Check, TV – Check, Comics – Check, News/Old School Media – Check, Sports – Check, Education – Check, now Fashion – Check. Another industry destroyed. Not much of a loss though.