A leading wedding magazine has put gender fluid wedding fashion in the spotlight in its latest issue.
Love Inc.’s November issue features non-binary wedding fashion on the cover for the first time.
‘The goal was to present an innovative and unprecedented look at the evolution of wedding wear,’ said Love Inc’s editor-in-chief Brittny Drye.
The magazine became internationally renowned in 2015 when it became the first wedding magazine to remove gender from the cover. That cover featured androgynous model Dylan Stephens in a caped Inbal Dror wedding gown.
The latest issue’s cover shoot takes place in an abandoned church in Philadelphia. Drye said the setting captures the beauty within the non-binary and showcase gender-queer styles that embody an individual.
‘Fashion is a way so many of us find and express freedom to be who they are and that story needed to be told within a wedding landscape,’ she said.
The magazine regularly publishes alternative options to ‘traditional’ wedding clothing. It also leads the industry leader in shattering both social and gender norms.
‘While we’ve certainly come a long way in terms of LGBTQ placement in the wedding industry, it’s still done in a very binary manner,’ Drye said.
‘I hope this opens up the conversation to creating more non-binary and inclusive content within a traditionally very heteronormative and cisgender-driven industry.’
Fashion stylist Krista Roser put together the looks for for the shoot. Roser used from well-known fashion designers and also those known to be more gender-neutral.
Drye chose ‘Androgynous dreamy’ as the photo shoot theme. Models Jake LaBarbera and Vanessa Villegas tapped into both masculine and feminine sides to make both looks a reality.