PAQ proves youth's Open Mind
PAQ, the increasingly popular youtube channel consisting of 4 guys taking part in different streetwear/fashion based challenges, has had a hugely positive response to their latest video titled “Dressing in Women’s clothes.” In the video they aimed to ‘explore the blurring lines between men’s and women’s fashion and dive into the world of women’s clothing.’
This video is a step forward for the show, who do have a young impressionable audience. Previous videos have been lighthearted, fun and popular but this challenge is mind-opening and expresses to viewers that it’s fine to blur the lines when it comes to styling. Rather than joking around, the boys discuss the challenge seriously and include their female friends, asking them to help with styling and also talking about more famous men who dress fluidly. As stated in the video, Jaden Smith wears skirts, Skepta has worn women’s blouses to events, and Young Thug has previously said that most of his wardrobe is women’s clothing - just to name a few.
For years in fashion is has been normal for women to dress in “men’s” clothing, but when switched around men are usually insulted or even questioned over their sexuality just for wearing something remotely feminine - even just wearing pink. Influential male figures in fashion, from the PAQ boys to Young Thug, are helping to make that a thing of the past and move forward to a world where people can wear what they want without being judged.
You can watch the video here!
Words: Alicia Slater