Five Females Re-Writing the Rules
“There is too much value placed on stability greatness can only be found through rebellion.”
These women have achieved greatness in their prospective industries by rebelling against the norm and rewriting the rules.
Lizzo an American pop artist who gained mainstream success when she released her number one single ‘truth hurts’ the singer-songwriter made waves with her unapologetic. Confidence in her body despite societal views. She continues to push the envelope with her fashion, music, live shows and recently as she twerked at a basketball game in a thong peeping through the hole cut at the back of her shirt. Time and time again Lizzo has proved she is 100% that bitch.
Billie Eilish an American singer and songwriter first broke out on the scene in 2016 with her single "Ocean Eyes". The teenager’s dark and unsettling tonal songs seem to relate to all the experience of the gen Z proven as she swept the board recently with five Grammys. Billie Eilish seems to have re-written what it means to be a pop star from her music to a neon oversized and animated sense of fashion, she continues to contradict and pave her own path.
Screenwriter and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is known for writing tv hits like Fleabag and Killing Eve continues to entertain us with unique female characters. In the tv comedy Fleabag, she presents a female character with mental issues, a failing business and a difficult family navigating life and still made us laugh. In Killing Eve, she presents two opposite females: one an erratic female assassin and the other an obsessive ambitious investigator who chase each other around the world. Her works Present wholesome female characters with realistic three-dimensional personalities
Futuristic Upcycled and hybrid are just a few words that describe the French brand Marine Serre. Marine Serre is a French designer founded the brand after working under fashion biggest names like Demna Gvasalia. She has gained an occult following for her blurring the lines between ready-to-wear, couture, tailoring and sportswear. Her garments are easily identifiable by her iconic crescent moon shape and also the by use of upcycled materials to create hybrid garments. Her creations are a view of a sustainable future of fashion.
Philophile a term coined for the fan base of the former creative director of Céline (accent on the e) British designer Phoebe Philo. The former creative director amassed great support from fans during her time in Céline. For the first-time women felt that the designer wasn’t guessing what women would like she just knew it. Philo a mother of three presented clothes that featured realistic femininity. Her designs featured aspects of functionality and wearability that seemed to relate with many. Her less is more strategy in early 2010 gave birth to today’s minimalism in women’s fashion. In summary, her work presented women femininity from a female perspective.
Words by Precious Njoki
Graphics by Séverine Denis-Lessard