dapperQ, bklyn boihood, Posture Magazine and D.Y.D.H. Productions proudly present // Verge: The largest queer New York Fashion Week event and runway show in partnership with Brooklyn Museum.
The event will be hosted at Brooklyn Museum on the CLOSING FINALE DAY of New York Fashion week and will showcase some of New York’s most promising up-and-coming designers, as well as celebrity models like internationally acclaimed androgynous agender Rain Dove.
Guest are also invited to attend and participate in a queer fashion panel discussion, as well as enjoy exhibits, food, and drink. Galleries will be open to the public starting as early as 11am and remain open until 9:30pm. At 10pm, head to Woodland for the after party, presented by Hot Rabbit!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
BROOKLYN MUSEUM (RSVP here)
Admission to Brooklyn Museum: Brooklyn Museum’s general admission prices are suggested contribution amounts. No one is turned away due to lack of funds! (This does not apply to the after party at a different location.)
6PM // Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Forum, 4th floor
bklyn boihood presents: Walking Isibonelo/Evidence; Fashion as Social Activism and the Diasporic Politics of Black Queer Bodied Visibility.
► Panel discussion
► Limited seating (35). First come, first serve.
6PM // Beaux-Arts Court
Pre-Show Interactive Programming
► Haiku empowerment station by Lisa Markuson
► Style how-to presentations
► Open discussion boards
► Verge Photo Booth
7:30PM // Queer Fashion Show
Executive produced by dapperQ, in collaboration with bklyn boihood, Posture Magazine, and DYDH Productions, the Verge queer fashion show will feature eight designers whose work is systemically rooted in notions of gender nonconformity and its intersections with race, ethnicity, and culture.
► 8 designers, 8 never before seen collections
► 70+ models
► Raised runway
► Over 1,200+ guests!
► Hosted in Brooklyn Museum’s 10,000 square foot, artfully designed Beaux-Arts court
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
DYDH Productions presents:
☆ Runway beats by DJ M.O.
Hailing from Virginia, DJ M.O. (born Monet Bernard) began her career at the University of Virginia in 2008, DJing numerous parties and events around the campus and within the Charlottesville community. After graduating, M.O moved on to play venues in Washington, D.C, and northern Virginia. Currently, M.O. has set her sights on New York City, already landing gigs around Manhattan with the likes of Whitney Day, Truckstop NYC, & Queer & Utter Bedlam. As an avid lover music and an overall good time, M.O. brings a unique style to every party she plays. Whether its Hip-Hop, Top 40s, or Dance, M.O. sets the tone with inventive mixes and a knack for reading every audience.
☆ Runway MC: Tiq Milan
Tiq Milan has strategized with national news media outlets about fair and accurate reporting on transgender people and is a national spokesperson discussing the latest developments in transgender rights. He has been featured on CNN’s Reliable Resources, The Katie Couric Show, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily, Steven Petrow’s, “Civilities,” MTV News, NewsNation with Tamron Hall, Out There with Thomas Roberts, and is a regular contributor on HuffPost Live. Tiq’s work has been recognized by Ebony.com, BET.com, and the Trans 100 List, among many other acclaimed media outlets and national organizations.
Hot Rabbit Presents: Official Verge New York Fashion Week After Party at Woodland
242 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
► Largest queer New York Fashion Week party
► New York Fashion Week grand finale closing day!
*After party cover is required for admission to Woodland and is a separate admission fee. 100% of the after party revenues go to support the production of the Verge event.*
Flyer by Monica Millsap