When I discovered what the title was for this Tao Okamoto Vogue China August 2011 editorial was 'Handsome Girl,' the theme of the spread seemed to make more sense. Through looking at these stunning captures by high-fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey, you will see that there is an obvious masculine undertone in these prints.
In this Tao Okamoto Vogue China August spread, the model is fashioned in rather manly studded blazers, oversized clothing and wears minimal makeup. This shoot just goes to prove that models as fierce as Tao Okamoto can pull off even the most masculine looks.
Implications - The fashion world continues to push the envelope as women's fashion is becoming increasingly masculinized. This masculinization of femininity represents the overall push among female consumers for products that offer the same comfort and utility to women as they do to male consumers.