Publication, 210x297mm (digital printing, elastic binding)
CO–BEING focuses on disrupting the depiction of stereotyped gender through magazine covers. In the current fashion industry scene and culture, magazine covers have been trying to present gender-fluid fashion as a way of gender co-existence, but the result is still based on the cliché of gender dichotomy. Going further with our research, we acknowledged that gender-fluid fashion shown in magazine covers has revealed this new kind of stereotype, constantly reproducing feminine and masculine expression and clothing, based on gender dichotomies. In other words, the gender fluidity depicted through the fashion industry is distorting its original meaning and goals. Bia and Ilaria are dealing with this phenomenon for which magazines, thus trying to dismantle gender dichotomy, actually are contributing to the consolidation of dualism, rather than helping co-existence.