Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Francesca L. Inocentes
Fashion embodies what is accepted and valued in a given culture or society and empowers individuals by building self-confidence, enabling them to express themselves authentically through their bodies and garments. The gender binary, perpetuated by the mainstream fashion industry, marginalizes individuals who do not conform to it. In Rebelution 17, I utilize clothing design and photography to empower and liberate individuals who do not conform to the standards of beauty in regards to gender identity and acceptability. The finished works are featured in a Lookbook – a digital and physical collection of photographs used to market fashion – designed to promote awareness of gender-neutral fashion and deconstruct industry norms. Rebelution 17 can be viewed online at www.francescainocentes.com.
Inocentes, Francesca Louise, "[REBELUTION 17]: Gender Bender" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 950.