Non-Binary Upcycled Fashion in ‘Earthly Identities’

  • Elisa Libertad Angerer
  • Melisa Minca

In her collection, Melisa Minca takes upcycled clothing to transform bodies and make bold statements about our desires through non-binary fashion. These characteristics find their origin in the Garden of Eden where the binary roles for sex, gender and power became defined. Here, in this series, the Garden of Eden has been rediscovered and in this garden, nothing is fixed. What was old becomes new, what was his becomes hers. This origin of Earthly identities has been transcended, here nature expands and bodies are in bloom. This new world is presented through a non-binary lens where fashion is not determined by gender but instead celebrates one’s body.