dapperQ’s 4th Annual New York Fashion Week Queer Runway Show

dapperQ is proud to present our fourth annual New York Fashion Week queer style show, the largest fashion event celebrating LGBTQ bodies and fashion during NYFW. This year’s show is titled R/Evolution in defiant resistance to the attacks being waged against our community and our stylish unified resistance against those attacks.

$10 admission*
*goes directly to Brooklyn Museum to cover Museum’s production costs/evening staffing*
Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dapperq-presents-revolution-tickets-36754542827

ALSO: Remember, designers, models, volunteers, and anyone who pays for museum entrance to the show will receive free admission to Hot Rabbit // Bad Habit — DapperQ ••R/Evolution•• AFTER PARTY !!, our official after party. Just show your the receipt your museum provides you at the door and slide ride in for round two of NYFW queer partying.


6PM-8PM: Sip & Shop
Happy Hour by Henrietta Hudson
Mini Pop-Up Shops, vendor tables, and interactives ft:
► Audio Helkuik
► Bindle & Keep
► Kirrin Finch
► Nicole Wilson
► Sir New York
► SDN Brooklyn
► Stuzo
► The Tailory New York
► TomboyX + Clear Coated

► International Rescue Committee
► Lucky Skivvies

☆ 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.

☆ MC Gabby RiveraWe are so thrilled and honored to announce that the show’s official MC: Gabby Rivera!
Gabby Rivera is a queer Latinx writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently writing the sold out smash solo America Chavez series for Marvel. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was called the “dopest LGBTQA YA book ever” by Latina. Put simply by Roxane Gay, it’s “F***ing outstanding.” Gabby’s been featured nationally on SyWire, PBS News Hour and publications such as The New York Times, Vibe Magazine, Refinery29, and The Advocate. She’s represented by New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

Safewordsociety – A QTPOC Visibility Podcast crew will be our official Step and Repeat hosts. They are going to be asking you some fashion questions and making sure your best threads get Snapped! #SafeWordSociety is a Brooklyn-based podcast about the nuances of living, loving & thriving as #QTPOC. Creator & host, Kristen McCallum and co-host Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and everyday people to navigate the authenticity of identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that aren’t often heard.

Runway show ft:

► Audio Helkuik
► Nicole Wilson
► Bindle & Keep
► Clio Sage
► Kris Harring
► Sir New York
► SDN Brooklyn
► Stuzo
► The Tailory New York
► TomboyX + Clear Coated

About the designers:

Audio Helkuik (NYC)
Audio Helkuik is a queer/trans designer with an obsession with leather and an intentional disregard for traditional gender norms. Knowing each body is uniquely beautiful, every garment and leather harness is handmade according to the customer’s measurements. This brand’s mission is to make their customers feel powerful and brave through the act of getting dressed and accessorized.

Bindle & Keep (NYC and DC)
Recently featured in The New York Times, Bindle & Keep is a bespoke tailoring company for all genders and is currently the subject of a documentary that is being produced by Lena Dunham, the writer, creator, and star of the hit HBO series Girls. The documentary, titled “Three Suits,” will “follow several of Bindle & Keep’s transgender clients as they go through the process of having custom suits made, examining the significance of the process for a set of customers with complex gender identities.” – Vanity Fair

► Nicole Wilson (Los Angeles)
The mission is to create a product that gives in many ways. Through the connection of Ugandan Organizations such as HRI, Nicole Wilson will spread the message of equality and liberty, through ready to wear pieces. www.bynicolewilson.com

Clio Sage (Brooklyn)
Graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Clio majored in architecture but applies her technical spatial training to artistic mediums. Her interests include human presence and interaction through the digital realm, reconciliation with emotional trauma, sensory environments, and empathetic user experiences. Her latest and now primary focus has been using her architectural background as a point of influence for fashion design, building clothing out of unconventional apparel materials through a fusion of laser-cutting and rigorous hand work. Full-time, she works as a professional architectural model-maker at Radii Inc, though she dedicates the majority of her spare time to expanding her collection. She is currently located in Brooklyn, New York and open to inquiry, sample loaning, and artistic collaboration.

Kris Harring Apparel Group (Brooklyn)
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Kris Harring is a gender neutral eveningwear brand taking a softened approach to traditional tailoring. Based around the deconstruction and re-imagination of the classic tuxedo, the brand looks to explore the ideals of a world in “uniform”; where open-ness, vulnerability and freedom of self through wardrobe transcends.

SDN Brooklyn (Brooklyn)
SDN is a Brooklyn-based fashion label by Marcus Hicks that utilizes sustainable materials and practices , while maintaining cutting edge style and design.

Sir New York (Brooklyn)
Receiving acclaim from major menswear media like GQ, Complex, and Hypebeast, Sir New York is hailed as being at the epicenter of a momentous shift in menswear, playing with mix goth, streetwear, and sportswear looks simultaneously. Jaden Smith, Wiz Kahlifa, French Montana, and members of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob are among Sir New York’s celebrity clientele.

Stuzo clothing (Los Angeles)
Owned and operated by QPOC couple Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme, Stuzo Clothing is a line of affordable, genderless, laid-back Cali street style. Stuzo has been worn by androgynous model Madison Paige, Kiyomi McCloskey of Hunter Valentine and The Real L-Word, and rapper and choreographer Lady Cultura. Stuzo only produces a few pieces per design in order to provide quality, limited edition products.

The Tailory New York (NYC)
Woman owned and operated, the Tailory New York is an appointment only custom clothing company that combines the modernity of fashion design with the heritage art of custom tailoring for all genders. The Tailory has been featured on queer style blogs such as A Dapper Chick and She’s a Gent, as well as in Curve Magazine, the nation’s best selling lesbian magazine.

TomboyX (Seattle) with Clear Coated Rainwear (Seattle)
TomboyX is partnering on the runway with Clear Coated Rainwear to bring some unexpected underwear and raincoat swag to the runway.

Women owned and operated, TomboyX is a genderneutral underwear brand offering designs in a diverse range of sizes.

Clear Coated is a rainwear brand built to create rainproof clothing and accessories that enhance and compliment, rather than hide, an outfit or personal style. All products are designed and developed by Miriam in her Seattle workspace. All pieces are handcrafted by Miriam, and occasionally with the help of a selected maker, all within the Seattle area.

Stay dry and stay tuned, as the future will be unexpected… and wet!

Food & Drink:
Michelin-starred Saul restaurant and bar is open all evening. The Counter café serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer.

www.dapperQ.com is the leading style website for masculine presenting women and transmasculine individuals.

Official Lighting Sponsor: TomboyX

Runway Coordinators: Colette Lee Productions

Executive Volunteer Team:
Anita Dolce Vita, Executive Producer
Colette Lee Morales, Co-Producer
Laura Wooley, Hutch Hutchinson, Tara L Cavanaugh, Senka Filipovic, and Nina Kossoff, Associate Producers






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