Hari Nef Conquers Milan Fashion Week Catwalk


1452637578-hari1Hypervisible Transgender model, Tumblr icon,Transparant actress and writer Hari Nef made her Milan fashion week debut last Sunday at Gucci’s A16 menswear show. She was modelling a head-to-toe lipstick-red from a collection designed by Alessandro Michele and has also taken over the brand’s Snapchat channel. Having been signed to IMG Models, she already walked for labels like Vejas, Adam Selman and Eckhaus Latta, but this was her first time working for a major brand. Refinery reports:

“…her all-lipstick-red look was somewhere between couture, ready-to-wear, and Edwardian costume. It featured a bell-shaped wool cape, bucket hat, oversized sunglasses, straight-cut trousers, pilgrim shoes and statement rings. The ensemble was perfectly positioned between gendered conventions we’re accustomed to seeing from the major mainstream fashion houses, not quite identifiably menswear nor womenswear.”

Hari Nef perfectly meets Michele’s approach to fashion, which is young, bohemian and gender fluid. He aims to erode the rigid separation of female and male clothes in a fashion industry where gender lines are blurring. It seemed to resonate with Nef’s own ideals of body positivity and visibility for transgenders. She made some backstage remarks about het cooperation with Michel to Daze:

“I started out as friends with Alessandro – I met him while I was in LA. I had requested a dress to wear for the Transparent premiere and then he requested dinner with me at Chateau Marmont, and we just hit it off. He’s a great guy and he sees people, he sees characters…he doesn’t really see a lot of the labels. To work with the team has been a joy. I can genuinely say it’s been amazing.”

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