Companies that design custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront, as more diverse models gain visibility in the fashion industry — and redefine the parameters of gender identity. 

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K8 Hardy’s “Untitled Runway Show” at the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York City.
(Photo by Paula Court)

K8 Hardy’s “Untitled Runway Show” at the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York City.

(Photo by Paula Court)

A model prepares for the threeASFOUR fall 2012 fashion show Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. 
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A model prepares for the threeASFOUR fall 2012 fashion show Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. 

(Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)

The Daily Frame: A model showcases designs on the catwalk Tuesday during China Fashion Week in Beijing.

(Photo by Lintao Zhang /Getty Images.

The Daily Frame: A model showcases designs on the catwalk Tuesday during China Fashion Week in Beijing.

(Photo by Lintao Zhang /Getty Images.

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