From Jaden Smith's skirt-clad Louis Vuitton ads to Margiela's gender-bending runway show, you've probably noticed fashion's shift toward a genderless future—and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. The latest directional fashion venture to spark our interest? Luca Fersko's new collaboration with New York–based streetwear label Nephews.
Fersko is a YouTube star known for his fashion, beauty, and lifestyle videos, and his line is meant to be worn by both men and women. The unisex clothes also have an super-appealing price point: between $30-$98. To get the scoop on the cool new collection, we went straight to Fersko himself, who revealed the inspiration for the line, his thoughts on the future of fashion, and more.
Scroll down to read our interview with Lucas Fersko about his new genderless collaboration with Nephews!
WHO WHAT WEAR: Why did you decide to venture into fashion?
LUCA FERSKO: I was always a bit of an attention-seeker as a kid, as I grew older, I came to the realization that my physical appearance was the best form of self expression. When you meet somebody, the first thing you see is their clothing. So having the opportunity to create clothing in collaboration with a brand was a no brainer. When I saw my [fashion-related] YouTube videos perform so well, I knew my different angle on style resonated very well, which inspired me to take it to the next level by designing my own streetwear brand. I loved the process of design—I don’t imagine this being the last, instead the first of many.
WWW: How would you describe your style? How is it reflected in the line?
LF: My style is ever-changing. I find myself getting bored with my attire fairly quickly. I’ll often look back at some of the pieces in my wardrobe and think, Wow, how did I ever think that looked good? That won’t happen with this line; they’re evergreen pieces that can last forever in any genre of closet.
WWW: Why did you decide to make the line unisex?
LF: Having a male and female following, I wanted to make the collection accessible for everyone. I pay close attention to detail and design, so my mind-set and creativity applies to both genders. We worked closely to find shapes that were best applicable to both females and males.
WWW: What are your thoughts on the future of fashion being genderless? Do you think it’s headed in that direction?
LF: I love the idea of sending men and women down the runway in identical outfits. There are already men wearing skirts in shows—Rick Owens, Givenchy, etc. Time will tell, but I can't wait. The sky is the limit. The weirder the better.
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