Without going down the poststructural rabbit hole that is gender performativity theory, suffice it to say that what we understand by the concept of gender is informed by repeated and sustained acts. Think the wearing of clothes, think the patterns of speech, and so on. The sum total of the acts form the basis of what is accepted as gender. This conversation about gender underlies what is a great story by photographer Willy Vanderperre in the September 2015 issue of W featuring amongst others Binx. “Fall into the gender gap,” begins the story, which Binx opens with a double spread (pictured) in which she wears a Fendi coat and top on one side and an Alexander McQueen gown on the other. Nominally rough and refined, then, but even that distinction is ultimately secondary to the androgynous middle ground promised by the story’s title “Boy Meets Girl.” Bit of column A, column B, but really Binx through and through, the shape of Fall 2015 to come.

Please visit wmagazine.com to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, W September 2015; Title, “Boy Meets Girl”; Photography, Willy Vanderperre; Styling, Benjamin Bruno; Hair, Anthony Turner at Art Partner; Makeup, Lynsey Alexander for M∙A∙C Cosmetics at Streeters; Set design, Emma Roach at Streeters London.

Binx | W September 2015 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Binx | W September 2015 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Binx | W September 2015 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Binx | W September 2015 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)