Join us for presentations from five designers and a discussion around ungendering fashion. DapperQ, one of the world’s most widely read digital queer style magazines, will inspire people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations to think differently about both queer fashion and beauty as art and visual activism. Ultimately, this helps one develop a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with style.
We'll feature 5 designers who are shaping the conversation around queer fashion:
Stuzo Clothing is a gender free clothing company designed to invoke thought and emotion. STUZO CLOTHING launched in 2010 by two queer women of color, Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme. The line has since been shown at Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, and is worn today by celebrities such as Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), comedians Gina Yashere (Conan O'Brien, Def Comedy Jam) & Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Coco & Breezy, Lena Waithe (Master of None), Jada Pinkett Smith, and Spike Lee. STUZO has been featured in The New York Times, TeenVogue, and Forbes, just to name a few.
Women owned and operated, Play Out offers a line of gender-free underwear for every body and everybody. Play Out has been challenging what we think of as perfect bodies, and has been providing a product that is not just about sexuality, but about body positivity, agency, and option for those traditionally ignored or ostracized by mainstream lingerie and underwear companies. The brand has received press in BuzzFeed, Bustle, and OUT magazine.
Kirrin Finch is a conscientious clothing company, founded by Brooklyn-based couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat, that meets the growing demand for gender-defying fashion by creating menswear-inspired apparel designed to fit a range of female and non-binary bodies. Kirrin Finch has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes, and VICE. The Kirrin Finch designers will be pairing their looks with shoes by The Brave Gentleman, a vegan lifestyle menswear brand by queer designer, author, and activist Joshua Katcher. Vogue says that, "The full scope of Katcher’s ethical commitment is rather head-spinning, just as it is to gape about his Williamsburg shop, with its complete future-is-now men’s range"
Owned and operated by queer designer Angie Chuang, A/C SPACE is a genderless streetwear line made with reclaimed fabric. The line has been shown at Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston and has been featured in TeenVouge, Refinery29, and Elite Daily.
SALT - Designed by Jessie Levandov and Austin Bjorkman of Sir New York
Handmade garments for all genders inspired by the rugged simplicity of workwear and the tenderness of hand craftsmanship. Made to order in NYC. The line has been shown at Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston and has been featured in TeenVouge, Fashionista, and NBC News.
DapperQ is a preeminent voice in queer fashion and beauty. Their wide-ranging original content and events have received media coverage in The New York Times, HBO, Vanity Fair, and more.Their events have been showcased at world renowned cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the California Academy of Sciences.