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Humans of Guilford College presented a fashion show unpacking ethical and racial issues in fashion and wearing them down the runway. The class had put together looks addressing three issues: fashion within the seventies, the impact of denim and the role and creation of non-gendered clothing. According to an article by TeenVogue, "When it comes to gender, we’re told that there are two genders — male and female — and that you’re either one or the other. Non-binary people defy this binary by identifying outside of it. They might identify as neither male and female, or both male and female, or as a number of different genders, or no gender at all. ‘Androgynous’ is a word some people might use to describe their gender...[or] an aesthetic that combines both masculine and feminine characteristics. Within this decade, it has become more normal for gender to not dictate the way that people dress. Gender-based clothing can act as forcing someone into a box. By creating gender-neutral clothing it creates an opportunity for people to be free in their self expression and to depict themselves exactly how they want to be seen.