Jaden Smith Is Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes by Wearing Dresses

Published March 28th, 2018 - 10:40 GMT
'If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will': Jaden Smith defended his choice to wear dresses and insisted he would start a 'new wave' with his decision (pictured accompanying Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg to her prom) (Source: Amandla Stenberg - Instagram)
'If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will': Jaden Smith defended his choice to wear dresses and insisted he would start a 'new wave' with his decision (pictured accompanying Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg to her prom) (Source: Amandla Stenberg - Instagram)

Jaden Smith has defended his choice to wear dresses.

The 19-year-old actor-and-singer has made headlines with his bold outfit choices and has described himself as 'icon' who is breaking down gender stereotypes in fashion.

Taking to Twitter, The Karate Kid star, 19, posted over the weekend: 'If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set The New Wave ... JADEN SMITH #ICON. [sic]'

Jaden is vocal about the trends of the fashion industry.

He was pictured sporting a skirt whilst accompanying Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg to her prom, and has also been featured in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton.

Jaden even launched his own gender-neutral clothing line to promote a positive attitude to fashion and gender.

The Pursuit Of Happiness star - the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - has also created Just Water, an initiative which creates a biodegradable paper water bottles to minimise plastic waste.

Outspoken: Taking to Twitter, The Karate Kid star, 19, posted over the weekend: 'If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set The New Wave ... JADEN SMITH #ICON. [sic]'

The young star wants to make a difference in the fashion industry by collaborating with G-Star Raw to create a sustainable denim range alongside the brand's co-founder and singer Pharrell Williams.

Speaking about the collaboration, he said in a press release: 'What they have been doing with sustainable innovation recently has been so inspiring especially with the launch of their most sustainable jeans ever.

'They are at the forefront of denim sustainability, on top of the denim game. It's the same thing I've been trying to do with my Just Water initiative, to innovate in an industry where there is so much room for improvement. G-Star is a great place for me to collaborate, learn and make a positive impact on denim and fashion.'

Fashion star: Smith has also been featured in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton


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