- Recent fashion collections and campaigns have suggested a move towards a gender-neutral future
- This coincides with heightened awareness around issues of gender identity and fluidity
- Before praising designers for seemingly progressive actions, it's important to question their motives
- In the past, fashion has exploited marginalized groups for profit
Mary Rizzo is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Director of Public and Digital Humanities Initiatives, Rutgers University Newark. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation.
(CNN)When writers and filmmakers depict the future, they often include one strange detail: men and women dressing alike.