dapperQ, the most widely-read queer fashion site, hosted a brand-collaborative queer fashion event called iD at the Brooklyn Museum on 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 the queerest fashion folk.
“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.
Illustration by Hilton Dresden. Model wears a Stuzo design.
Stuzo kicked off the evening with a checker-print bash, leaving us hungry for more of their hoods and beautiful braids.
Illustration by Hilton Dresden. Model wears an Angie Chuang design.
This model stole the 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 curiously placed nipple tape, and flipping off the audience to massive cheers.
Illustration by Hilton Dresden. Model Sannie Schneidelbach Pedersen wears a Sharpe Suiting design.
One of our personal favorites collections from the night belonged to Thomas Thomas, which featured 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.
Illustration by Hilton Dresden. Model wears a Thomas Thomas design.
dapperQ is a style site devoted to masculine-presenting women and trans individuals. This marks their third year presenting iD.