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Acne Launches Transvestite Shirt Collection (PHOTOS)


First Posted: 09/08/2010 4:27 pm Updated: 05/25/2011 5:35 pm

Swedish label Acne, in conjunction with Candy magazine, has launched a collection of three shirts aimed specifically at cross-dressers and transvestites, Vogue UK reports. The button-downs are available in Italian denim and silk crepe and either stonewashed or bleached, and each is named for a character from "Dynasty." Acne's Creative Director Jonny Johansson told Vogue UK, "This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity. It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit."

Candy publisher Luis Venegas spoke with Wallpaper.com, explaining, "There's an important distinction between transexual and 'gender neutral.' I knew from the very beginning I wanted to play with the idea of adding feminine details to a classic denim shirt. I didn't want the shirts to become unisex, in fact I wanted exactly the opposite. I wanted pieces that create a bit of gender confusion." No word yet on the pricing or when the shirts will be available.

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