MAN TO MAN
Through my bachelor thesis I explore the concept of toxic masculinity. Generally, menswear has been the same for over a century, and the concept of masculinity has deeply affected how men feel about fashion. Gay men have dared to use fashion to explore their identities, despite society’s norms, and pushed fashion forward. I base my design on sportswear and streetwear, two fashion fields tied to toxic masculinity. The design is based on making a fusion between technical fabrics and feminine ones, for an exciting contrast. Draping, asymmetry and flowy fabrics became a central part of the aesthetic.
Magnus Opsahl Hofseth
Photographer: Haakon Korbi
Models: Karim, Jakob and Maxim from EB Models