Cover: a model stuns in a Stuzo design. Illustrations by Hilton Dresden.
dapperQ, the most widely-read queer fashion site on the internet, hosted their brand-collaborative queer fashion event at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday as part of this year’s New York Fashion Week. Seven labels – Angie Chuang, Sir New York, Sharpe Suiting + NiK Kacy, Stuzo, The Tailory, Thomas Thomas, and We Are Mortals – participated in the showcase, which drew a crowd of Brooklyn’s queerest fashion folk (and that’s saying something).
“We are very proud to celebrate seven designers and over 60 models that represent the LGBTQ community at Brooklyn Museum for the third consecutive year,” said Anita Dolce Vita, iD Executive Producer and owner of dapperQ. “At a time when oppressors are trying to erase our very being, passing bathroom bills and declaring that we have contributed little to civilization, this show provides a platform to celebrate our identities, our style, our bodies, our rich diversity, and our incredible contributions to art and fashion.”
There was an inclusion of models of all genders, races, ages, sizes, and also models on crutches and models with disabilities. Below, we’ve included renditions of several of our favorite looks from the night.
This model stole show when she strutted down the catwalk in an Angie Chuang gown, then retreated with a pleated cape billowing behind her.
This girl seemed like she was giving a typical runway walk – that is, until she ripped off her Sharpe Suiting blazer, exposing some choicely placed nipple tape, and flipping off the audience to massive cheers.
One of our personal favorites collections from the night belonged to Thomas Thomas, which featured interesting prints and woven garments that gave a much more academic feel than the other lines of the night. This unfitted, pinstriped look opened Thomas Thomas’ show and floored us with it’s clean, cool print.
dapperQ is a style site devoted to masculine-presenting women and trans individuals. This marks their third year presenting iD.