MAX.TAN’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection presents a concept not just simply of women in menswear, or men in frocks; it is a collection that reconstructs her boyfriend’s wardrobe, a state of gender neutralizing.
The inspiration for the collection is based on the concept of the sex determining chromosomes, X & Y. ‘XY’ chromosomes are genetically male, but also consists half the genetic make up of a female (XX). Thus, the collection is an exploration and neutralisation of the traditional notion of menswear and womenswear. As such, there is a blur of gender borders through fusion, deconstruction and reconstruction.