For the Death happens but never die young Tomoko Yamashita shirt In addition,I will do this photo series, the duo wanted to combine masculine sports gear with a more feminine, fashion-minded aesthetic. The resulting looks take athletic style codes and twist them to be more fluid and free. The pair styled their models in their heeled footwear, and even created special ensembles that are twisted takes on sports uniforms. In one look, a model sports a cropped jacket that is made entirely out of baseball mitts. In another, a model sports an all-white “combat fighter look” including a tank, mesh garter, and sparring helmet, which nods to Bae’s own history of practicing Taekwondo growing up. “I did it for 10 years and went up to a black belt,” Bae says. “I’ve come to realize how sports are very binary. Men and women compete exclusively against each other, and there’s no space for any gender fluidity in sports. Even growing up, I had to be separated from all my girlfriends, and I was forced to play with these boys that I hated, and that hated me.”
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Both Bae and Han’s experiences as queer youth in high school gym class—specifically, the Death happens but never die young Tomoko Yamashita shirt In addition,I will do this locker room and their feelings of being “not manly enough”—was another driving force for the project. “All our queer friends also hated gym class,” says Han. “Queer kids are already being bullied outside of gym glass, and suddenly we’re in a space where we have to change and confront the awkwardness of our own bodies. It’s also the first time seeing other male bodies, so there’s the attraction, but the confusion and feeling inferior. It’s a breeding ground for toxic masculinity.” They wanted to show through fashion that queer people should be able to comfortably hold space as athletes. “This is our way of saying ‘fuck you’ to the system,” says Han.