Zara's new 'Ungendered' collection garners mixed reviews on Twitter

Zara's latest collection was launched as gender neutral. Called the 'Ungendered' collection, the range of 16 pieces is meant to be worn by men and women and features jeans, t-shirsts and sweatshirts.

But the collection has debuted to a mixed response. While lots of Twitter users have praised Zara for answering a demand for more inclusivity, others have taken offence to the clothing on offer.

male and female models wearing the same outfit side by side

The collection is mostly oversized and lean towards a masculine aesthetic. Activitist Tyler Ford voiced his concern about the issue on Twitter: "When will we move past this notion that genderless clothing simply = plain t-shirts/sweatpants? Why is this "bold"?"

Another user, ‎@n8lien wrote: "was Zara trying to do something groundbreaking with their "ungendered" clothing? It's literally just plain t-shirts and sweatpants..."

Others, however, jumped to Zara's defence. One user, @skintradee, wrote: "I know people think zara's ungendered line is 'basic' and 'disappointing' but seriously its a step? Okay? calm down."

zara is selling gender neutral clothing on their web-site

The news of Zara's venture comes after Selfridges debuted Agender last year, a unique gender-neutral pop up shop.

"We want to take our customers on a journey where they can shop and dress without limitations or stereotypes," the department store said in a statement.

"A space where clothing is no longer imbued with directive gender values, enabling fashion o exist as a purer expression of 'self'."

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