For f/w 2021 and for the first time, Replay is launching Replay Sartoriale, a new collection that aims to gradually reduce and eventually do away with strict codes that differentiate men’s and women’s fashion.
As its name says, Sartoriale, which in Italian means “tailored” and “handcrafted,” aims to offer new classy premium looks that blend simple fabrics such as denim, gabardine, nylon and jersey with highly designed fits and shapes, to be combined in endless color combinations and multilayering style.
For its f/w 2021 collection, Replay Sartoriale is offering 32 genderless pieces, classified under two main categories–Denim World and Functional World. All feature relaxed fits, loose sleeves and natural color palettes.
Its chino trousers are available in a regular fit and regular slim leg though all feature a light relaxed look. One can choose from materials such as gabardine, garment dyed cotton satin and a special twill with the same performances as the Hyperflex fabric. This last piece has the same image of an authentic tailored woolen pant, though added with the “stretchability” factor that is core for feeling comfortable and cool.
Gender-fluidity is not new to fashion as it had already started being experimented since the early 1900s when the Florentine artist Thayaht created overalls, the first truly unisex garment in history. The word “unisex” was introduced in the '60s, by designers such as Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne and André Courrèges who renewed femininity by adding new features to their fashion as well as a masculine imprint with a sensual aftertaste. This continued in the ’70s when a quest of freedom from conventions and gender equality treatment spread. Soon after Giorgio Armani became a forerunner of this gender-fluid trend by adapting fabrics and silhouettes thought for menswear to womenswear and vice versa.