Fashion designer S.P. Badu wants to de-gender your closet
Badu opens up about sharing clothes, challenging gender stereotypes and casting runway shows
Fashion designer Spencer Badu — the creative force behind his line S.P. Badu — likes the idea of a closet you can share with your friends and lovers. So S.P. Badu's garments are neither traditionally masculine nor feminine: they challenge gender norms without aggressively tearing them down.
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There's a lot built into the individual pieces that make up S.P. Badu's new line, and in this video made by filmmakers Istoica, the designer breaks them down. Along with gender stereotypes, Badu challenges casting on the runways and in print and our notions of vulnerability. And that's part of why the label has become something of a cult favourite for Canadian cool kids and international hip-hop artists.
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