the gender variant jacket - thesis work
materials: denim, polyester, cotton, polyester thread, metal hardware, five beautiful trans and gender nonconforming models, a love for trans people and the possibilities we can achieve
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.