As a trans and gender non-binary person myself, I understand the stakes in a project that seeks to INTENTIONALLY create clothes for gender variant people. When I think about getting dressed in the morning, I need to think about the spaces I will move through. Will I be in public, walking down the street? What spaces will I be in, and how likely are said spaces to be affirming to me? Or, uncomfortable? Or, dangerous? This project is but a beginning of possibilities for how fashion can be used to validate, love and center non-normative identities— not tokenize or disregard them.
To read more in my written thesis, click here.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR OWN GENDER VARIANT JACKET:
In order to disrupt & challenge the elitist and classist notions rife in fashion, I am offering a chance for people to apply for a gender variant jacket of their own. Beginning in June, I will select a few individuals to receive a complimentary Gender Variant Jacket and begin production of their custom garments. In return, I ask selected participants to fill out a questionaire while they are wearing and using the garment.
Please share out this application to all gender-variant people in your lives & in your networks.
Questions? Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
While this application is open to all, gender-variant identities will be prioritized.