On September 14th, hundreds of queers gathered at The Brooklyn Museum for dapperQ’s 4th annual NYFW show, R/Evolution. The largest presentation of queer and nonconforming fashion in New York, R/Evolution celebrated queer and non-binary ingenuity and highlighted the intersection of gender nonconformity alongside race, ethnicity, and culture.
Fashion Designer Kim Shui showed her Spring/Summer 2018 collection on September 7 at Century 21 Studios. An exploration in dichotomy, the collection investigates the stark contrasts between ugly and beautiful, excess and minimalism, and what is silent and what is loud, in a series of garments made to evolve with each wearer.
REVOLUTIONERE, DRØME's inaugural NYFW show and Volume II launch, was a power grab back from an oppressive administration. Featuring twelve designers dressing the who's who of the young art community in New York City, REVOLUTIONERE showed that Artists' voices are heard the loudest when threatened by powers that are meant to protect. DRØME took this as an opportunity to amplify their work in a context of dramatic systemic oppression.Pictured: Cheeky Maa wearing Possessed. Photo Matteo Mobilio for DRØME.
Dress Code is a new photo-interview series exploring identity and personal narrative through fashion, style, and self-expression. This installment features Brandon Tan, a photographer and writer from New York City.