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Sending the Message Through Photography

Written by

Veronica Roque

blktnk.

ARTICLE BY:
NICA ROQUE 

PHOTOGRAPHED BY:

KHARREN GRANADA

Behind the shine and glamour of the industry – are norms they are trying to break.

For years, fashion and fashion photography have been trying to break the appropriation of style, colors, and clothing in gender. Men and women breaking the gender identities in fashion can be traced back in the 1960s. In a report by the New York Times, it was in the 1960s where men sported long hair in floral or paisley patterned shirts and bell-bottoms; while women have been wearing men’s clothing for comfort and authority.

Indeed, Fashion is never just about designer clothes and expressive makeup, it’s out there to spread a message – an advocacy that will, one day, hopefully break the standards placed on people, depending on their gender, age, you name it.

MAKE UP:
  BRYAN LIM
HAIR:
  SHERYLL CHUA
WARDROBE:
  RICCI CALZADO

“I think it is necessary for people to see photographs without implications of gender and sexual orientation,” London based photographer Joseph Perez said in a report by Hunger TV.

The same
thing goes
with fashion photography. Photographers are now looking at fashion in a new light – without gender appropriation
and implications.

Fashion photographers now, opted to look at a model’s confidence, personality, and soul. In fact, photographers have been releasing galleries, coffee table books, and other materials as help in redefining gender norms in fashion.

“Masculinity and femininity can be viewed as social constructions. Something that first appears to be rigid and natural, but in reality something fluid, habitual and interchangeable”

  WARDROBE &
     HMUA BY:
BRYAN LIM

  HMUA BY:
BRYAN LIM

  WARDROBE:
ASHA ANGELES

In today’s age, where digital media has made information accessible by just one tap of the finger, fashion photography can send, along with setting trends and discovering new styles in fashion, the message and hope that clothes and styling should never be defined by gender, but rather the acceptance that one’s fashion sense and style is determined by his or her soul, comfort and confidence.

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