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Feminized Pompadours

The Janelle Monae Instyle July 2010 Editorial Takes on Menswear

— June 19, 2010 — Fashion
This African-American performer, singer and dancer doesn't only have incredible talent but a killer sense of style. The Janelle Monae InStyle July 2010 editorial only scratches the surface of a fierce fashion statement.

Menswear as ladies apparel is nothing new; many designer have done it before, but after several years the trend has fizzled. However, in the Janelle Monae InStyle spread, it's making a rightful comeback. Model Janelle couldn't look any better in button0up blazers, trousers and bow ties. With every magazine moving toward grunge and rock 'n' roll, this is new and refreshing.
Trend Themes
1. Feminized Menswear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a line of stylish menswear-inspired clothing tailored specifically for women, tapping into the growing demand for gender-neutral fashion.
2. Fashion Throwback - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revive classic fashion trends, such as pompadours and bow ties, and update them for a modern audience, capitalizing on the nostalgia-driven consumer market.
3. Gender Fluid Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a fashion line that blurs the traditional boundaries between menswear and womenswear, catering to individuals who embrace fluid gender identities and expressions.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to challenge and reimagine traditional fashion norms, catering to a diverse and evolving consumer base.
2. Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative retail experiences that promote gender-neutral fashion, offering a space where customers can explore and experiment with different styles and expressions.
3. Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Employ inclusive marketing strategies that showcase diverse models and challenge conventional beauty standards, resonating with consumers who seek representation and authenticity in fashion advertising.
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