Top Fashion Moments Of The Week: Exploring the rise of non-binary fashion on Instagram

By Lindelwa Masuku

In recent years, the fashion industry has witnessed a growing trend towards gender-neutral fashion, also known as non-binary fashion. This trend challenges traditional gender norms by creating clothing that is not limited by gender or binary categorisation.

Non-binary fashion is inclusive, and diverse, and celebrates individuality, making it a popular choice among the younger generation.

South Africa has been at the forefront of promoting diversity and inclusion in various aspects of society, including fashion. In this context, non-binary fashion has gained popularity in the country, especially among the queer community. 

Instagram, in particular, has become a platform for many queer influencers and celebrities to showcase their non-binary style, and in this article, we explore the best-dressed queer influencers and celebrities in South Africa, not only this week’s looks but also our favourite from a couple of months back.

Coachella Randy

Coachella Randy, Instagram post

One of the budding names that have been dominating the social media scene, is Oratile Masedi, popularly known as Coachella Randy, a social media and reality show star, and only son of late television icon Vinolia Mashego. 

Randy’s fashion style is bold, daring, and unapologetic. On his Instagram page, he showcases a range of non-binary outfits that challenge traditional gender norms, such as sequined jumpsuits, cropped Ts, short skirts, and oversized blazers.

Rich Mnisi

Rich Mnisi, Instagram post

Fashion designer and creative director Rich Mnisi is known for his daring and edgy style, his personal style challenges what we expect from men’s fashion.

How he swiftly switches between the lines of femininity and masculinity is truly an inspiration. Rich Mnisi is a true style icon.

Orapeleng Modutle

Orapeleng Modutle, Instagram post

Africa’s most talented designer, and A-lost fashion mogul, Orapeleng Modutle, the driving force behind OM Style Avenue, known for dressing some of the most famous South African celebrities.

Orapeleng’s personal style speaks to non-binary fashion, and his ability to swiftly move between feminine and masculine styles is also inspirational.

Nkuley Masemola

Nkuley Masemola, Instagram post

Talented DJ, Creative, and Fashion influencer Nkuley Masemola. The non-binary fashion influencer is our favourite, their style is bold and striking. 

Having worked as a model for local luxury brands, Rich Mnisi, Nao Serati, and Thebe Magugu, Nkuley truly cemented themselves in the fashion world and doing it so effortlessly, which is inspiring. 

Their Instagram page shows them moving between these strikingly bold, edgy, and expressive non-binary styles. Nkuley is truly a style icon, often mixing masculine and feminine elements to create a unique androgynous look.

Non-binary fashion is a growing trend in South Africa, and the above-mentioned queer influencers and celebrities are leading the way in promoting diversity and inclusivity in fashion. 

Their fashion choices challenge traditional gender norms and celebrate individuality, making them a source of inspiration for many. 

By showcasing non-binary fashion on social media, these influencers and celebrities are breaking down barriers and promoting a more inclusive and diverse fashion industry.

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Top Fashion Moments Of The Week.

Non-binary fashion on Instagram

Coachella Randy

Rich Mnisi

Orapeleng Modutle

Nkuley Masemola


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