The best kind of fashion is the one that defies all labels. Fashion is no longer about asking yourself "is this made for my gender?" or "can I even wear this?" — in fact, fashion is becoming inclusive, and some Indian labels are spearheading this awesome and revolutionary movement. In this post, we've decided to put a spotlight on the best Indian gender-inclusive labels that are breaking the boundaries of binary and gender.
We're Putting The Spotlight On These Indian Gender Inclusive Labels
Jaywalking's founder Jay Jajal says, "Jaywalking is dangerous. It is for the people who aren’t scared to cross the line and prove a point. It is for the people who believe in art and culture." And we think so too. This label is so awesome that we can spend hours on their website. A great culmination of art, design, and style — Jaywalking is all about gender-fluid clothing that's crafted for those who love rich colours, boxy shirts, and oversized sweatshirts. We recommend checking out their Class Of 2020 Sweatshirt and Maroon Bowling Shirt. Their jackets are bold and beautiful and if you're looking to invest in a statement piece, it's got to be one of these.
The Pot Plant
Honestly, it's super difficult to take our eyes off The Pot Plant. A label based out of Delhi, this label promotes sustainability, gender-inclusive clothing, and fuss-free fashion. Making use of natural fabrics and age-old charm, at The Pot Plant you can spot Shibori, Bandhani, asymmetrical shirts and kurtas, bomber jackets, paper bag waist pants, and so much more. We love that they use rich and bright colours like reds, dark greens, purples. Besides, their wrap dresses and coordinate sets can truly amp up our am-pm look.
NorBlack NorWhite is a Bombay-based label that plays with Indian prints, fabric, and traditional techniques. Great design is at the core of everything the label does and if we were you, we'd be grabbing Litchi Lotus Square Shirt Dress, Ride Or Dye Bomber Jacket, and The Island General Slip. For those of you wondering how to nail the art of dressing up like Ranveer Singh, this label might come handy. We love that there's something for everyone and the label says that they're evolving as they go so you can expect fresh prints and pieces that'll invoke an excitement.
Delhi-based Anaam is versatile and the label calls itself a silhouette generation artist. Founded with an intent to offers it wearer a sense of comfort, freedom, and an intangible yet very aware emotional empowerment — Anaam's gender-fluid fashion champions sustainability. With pieces like oversized coordinate sets, flowing dresses, and capes, you can have a red carpet moment with this label. We love that they promote revival and reuse of clothing.
Based out of Delhi, Mae is a label that's all about diversity and Indian tradition. One look at their store and you'll know what we're talking about. BajiRao Bomber, Gulabo Dress, and Didi Tera Devar Deewana Set (that colour, my god!) — Mae knows how to switch up a style statement. The label uses Indian fabric like Benaras Silk, woven paisley cotton wool, brocades, etc. to craft its pieces. Their hoodies are worth checking out and also, this is the closest you can get to if you're looking for gender-inclusive Indian wear.
Two Point Two
Two Point Two calls itself gender-agnostic and this all-inclusive label goes beyond the binary. And that's the beauty! Spotted on celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Taapsee Pannu, and the likes — Two Point Two's designs are bold and not for the faint-hearted. We love that the label plays with colours and silhouettes like it is nobody's business. From trench coats and striped blazers to shirts and coordinate sets — every piece is versatile and can be styled in several ways.
Biskit asks you to embrace the unisex way of life with it and we're all in! Every piece they craft can be worn by any gender and the label is all about their exploration of the boundaries of fashion, art, and design. What's worth checking out? Well, you cannot miss their Milky Way Shirt, Orbit Blue Eclipse Vest, and Astro Denim Jacket. If you've got a thing for bags, their Giant Astro Print Tote Bag has to be yours. Also, all their pieces are handcrafted in Chennai.