How Jaden Smith, New Face of Louis Vuitton S/S 2016, Is Blurring Gender Lines in Fashion
The year of 2015 solidified longer lines in menswear, gender obscurity and men in womenswear. Jaden Smith is taking it a larger step further by being the face of Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
Jaden Smith who is reverently known as an unorthodox, expressive and alluring artist. Although his talents transcend through hip-hop, film and fashion — his personal life liquidates the norm. The choice to be the face of the 2016 S/S collection of LV just comes just in time for the star’s indefinite rise.
Shot by Bruce Weber, “The Heroine” campaign video shows a skirt-clad Jaden Smith surrounded by models depicting the liveliness of today’s youthful generation who plans to take the world by storm.
Some parents have criticized the child star and says that the choice of him modeling in a womenswear line confuses their children. But this wouldn’t be the first time Smith confused the ones in-and-out of the room. Like the time, he showed up to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s wedding in a Batman costume or the time he wore a sleek dress to Amandla Stenberg’s prom.
Smith has publicly listed his style icons as superheros like Superman, Batman, Robin, and of course – Yeezy. It comes to us as no surprise that Louis Vuitton would pick Jaden to model for a collection effectively titled, the Heroine.
When Kanye West performed in a Riccardo Tisci-designed kilt during the Watch The Throne era, fashion critics appreciated it while fans criticized but all in all ‘Ye wanted his audience to know that it was not — a skirt (but others insisted it was).
Last year, Young Thug told Dazed, “90% of my closet is women’s clothing.”
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.
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