Menno Voortman
graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts


This collection is based on my fascination for male gender bending. Most experiments in male gender bending express a form of travesty or -on the side of that spectrum- androgyny. These gender-bending concepts challenge traditional masculinity by stripping all masculine references or even becoming female.

With this collection I aim to fill the existing gap between wearable menswear and the earlier mentioned expressions of gender bending. I tried to create a new, different form of manhood, by experimenting with gender-codes. 
Accessibility, recognizably and wearability are important values in this menswear collection.


Photo: Cornelie Pariente