The Designer Breaking Down Gender Binaries at NYFW

Story by Mario Abad / Photography by Mich Cardin

"This season, I focus on anti-waste urgency, and social unrest throughout history and today," Leggett said. "In such unprecedented circumstances exacerbated by rampant racism, transphobia and other prejudices, I continue to ask myself, 'Why does fashion matter?'"

"I continue to ask myself, 'Why does fashion matter?'"

For Leggett, gender-fluid self expression has been the heart and soul of OR?! (as it's spelt) since it first launched in 2017 as a project that centers global societal issues while dressing marginalized groups. Having isolated for the better part of the year, they approached this collection by confronting that ways in which society wants to reduce and homogenize entire demographics.