Premiering June 20, HBO's Suited follows the bespoke tailors at the Brooklyn-based venture, Bindle & Keep, as they outfit gender non-conforming and transgender clients searching for the perfect suit. Exploring the personal experiences of Bindle & Keep's clients, Suited thoughtfully adds to the ongoing conversation of modern identity and gender by highlighting the power, comfort, and confidence that comes from clothing that complements the body.
In support of the upcoming documentary Suited, HBO and Bindle & Keep have launched a contest for LGBTQ youth (13-24). Possible prizes for the three winners, who will be selected the week of May 23, include a free trip to New York City, a meet and greet with Suited's producers, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (the dynamic duo behind HBO's Girls), and a custom-made suit from bespoke tailor Bindle & Keep. Contest entrants are encouraged to include a video explaining what a custom-made suit would mean to them and their throughts regarding fashion and identity.
Daniel Friedman, Bindle & Keep's owner and founder, wants to clothe those who've been left behind by the fashion industry:
"We're focused on suiting everyone. Without bias. If you have a body, you can be suited. And that's what makes us so inviting to communities that were, until now, ostracized by a very binary retail industry. This isn't fashion anymore. This is about the psychology of clothing. The psychology of how we want to see ourselves."
The contest runs from April 19 until May 6. Head to getsuitedhbo.com to enter.
Suited premieres June 20 at 9 PM EST on HBO. Check out The Los Angeles Times interview with the minds behind the doc: