London based designer Carmen Liu has launched a clothing line for transgender children, specifically trans girls. If production goes smoothly, it should be arriving this August.
This will be the first of its kind in the entire world and the trans model is ecstatic.
‘From the beginning, an underwear line for trans kids was one of the first and more important products I wanted to design and launch,’ Carmen told Metro.
‘Unfortunately, I never lived my childhood as my true gender and this is something I can never get back. For me, to be able to provide the world’s first underwear line for the rapidly increasing amount of trans kids globally, is my way of helping them avoid losing their childhood as their true gender.
She continued: “Not only do I aim to provide trans-specific products for kids, but I will also increase the needed awareness of the ever-increasing problems for trans children and their families. ‘I am already doing just this for trans women worldwide and now it’s necessary for me to expand my experience to trans children.”
Carmen Liu gained success 6 months ago when she launched the UK’s first luxury lingerie line GI, a line created for transgender women who haven’t had gender reassignment surgery. The adult range sold out in a matter of days, which proved there was a strong demand for prettier, supportive underwear for trans women with their male bits still in tact.
Although underwear for trans women isn’t a completely new idea, underwear for trans kids is.
“The design does differ from my trans women’s line, where full tucking is needed, this is because it is not safe for children at a young age to be tucking fully,” Liu explains. “I know there are a lot of people who are yet to understand why trans-specific products are necessary, I know that some of this is due to lack of information.”
“One thing I always say to first help people is that trans girls and women have an additional body part that needs concealing. Cis-lingerie/underwear does not solve our issues, lingerie/underwear is a basic human need which our community does not have access to.”
I predict it won’t be an easy feat for Carmen in terms of backlash, as Celine Dion, a national treasure and talented songstress, received plenty of criticism for the launch of her gender- neutral clothing collab.
Precisely, she was labelled as a ‘Satanic worshipper’ and ‘Demonic’ by some.
In all fairness Celine, the ad looked hella creepy.
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