Vote for dapperQ to Present “RompHims and Boyfriend Jeans: Ungendering Fashion” at SXSW

In 2016, dapperQ made LGBTQ history by becoming the first ever queer style panel to present at South by Southwest (SXSW) during their official Sxstyle weekend in Austin, TX! Since then, we have presented again, ensuring that queer fashion has representation at an event considered to be where the world’s most prominent influencers in tech, art, music, fashion, and film go to present, learn, entertain, and network. We want to continue to fight for visibility and ensure LGBTQ fashion has a platform at SXSW. To do this, we need your vote! Proposed panels receive a score, and community votes account for 30% of that score! Now, more than ever, we need to continue to push for our voices to be included and heard. Vote for the panel here.

RompHims and Boyfriend Jeans: Ungendering Fashion

Fashion that challenges conventional gender norms has become increasingly mainstream. However, the fashion industry often undermines social gains associated with this shift by using gendered language and images to market clothing. Language such as the RompHim, boyfriend jeans, man buns, and mewelry perpetuate gender stereotypes and have a devastating impact on gender equity and attitudes towards LGBTQ communities. This session will focus on how the industry can truly ungender fashion.


  1. What would it look like for the fashion industry to truly dismantle gender clothing categories?
  2. Would the fashion industry profit from dismantling gendered clothing categories, and, if so, would there be corresponding positive social change?
  3. What concrete steps can the fashion industry take to ungender fashion?



Anita Dolce Vita, Owner/Creative Dir, dapperQ


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