DAPPERQ’S 7TH ANNUAL QUEER NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SHOW FEATURED STAR-STUDDED LINEUP IN “BLOOM”

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the opening day of New York Fashion Week, dapperQ, the world’s most widely read queer style website, provided an alternative to the traditional binary men’s/women’s shows with an eight designer, 70+ model queer fashion show at Brooklyn Museum. The show, titled Bloom, returned to world renowned Brooklyn Museum after a two year hiatus and, with over 1400 confirmed tickets sold and over 300 models, VIPs, and community brand ambassadors in attendance, was the largest New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway event showcasing queer style.

Video by @thestreetsensei

This year’s show was hosted by CB Glasser, an MC and the architect and producer of some of the most infamous queer nightlife events across the country, including in Manhattan, Brooklyn, LA, Miami, Palm Springs and more. Runway beats were provided by resident DJ MO. Cakes Da Killa, styled by designer Landeros, opened the show with a live performance featuring music from his next album, Svengali.

Notable members of our communities, including model DevinNorelle, front row guests Lachlan Watson and Jari Jones, guest Noella McMaher, who is the youngest transgender model to walk during NYFW at 10 years old, and Hester Sunshine of Project Runway, who debuted her first line under her new brand Hesta by Hester Sunshine at the event. Below are just a few of our favorite looks from the show.

LANDEROS NEW YORK. Photo: @thestreetsensei

 

Transguy Supply. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

THÚY Custom Clothier. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

Stuzo. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

LLESSUR. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

Hesta by Hester Sunshine. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

Freemen by Mickey. Photo @thestreetsensei

 

Devonation. Photo @thestreetsensei

Visit our Instagram here for all 70+ looks. Each designer is featured in 1-3 feature posts. Photos by @thestreetsensei

Event attendees came dressed to impress and No Kill magazine was there to capture all of the street style vibes, while Adrian Tsengn captured all the swag on the red carpet.

Photo: No Kill
Photo: No Kill

 

Photo Adrian Tseng

 

Photo: Adrian Tseng

Visit our albums here and here for all street style and red carpet arrivals.

The show’s executive producer and dapperQ owner Anita Dolce Vita states, “We are extremely honored to work with Brooklyn Museum for the seventh year to create a platform that celebrates queer bodies and queer style. LGBTQ and POC communities have a rich legacy of being creative visionaries in beauty and fashion, but our ideas are often co-opted without any credit or visibility.  Bloom is for us and by us, bringing our talents, bodies, innovations, and voices to the forefront under one roof in Brooklyn Museum’s 10,000 square foot, artfully designed Beaux Arts Court.” The all queer dapperQ production team also notes that the production and support of shows such as Bloom are critical in a political climate that continues to target LGBTQIA+ identities through banning LGBTQIA+ books, attacking drag performances, and “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and bathroom bills. Our shows are both an act of defiance and self-love. Our oppressors try to bury us, and yet we bloom for the entire world to see.”

dapperQ’s Bloom was presented in partnership with Brooklyn Museum and sponsored by Transguy Supply and Meow Wolf with lighting support by Sharpe Suiting.

Featured designers:

LANDEROS NEW YORK
Devonation
THÚY Custom Clothier
Stuzo
Freemen by Mickey
LLESSUR
Transguy Supply
Hesta by Hester Sunshine

Anita Dolce Vita, Executive Producer
Genevieve Berrick, Hutch Hutchinson, and Senka Filipovic, Associate Producers
Sunday Santiago, Volunteer Coordinator
GAGE and David Lee Sierra, Runway Coordinators
Of Becoming Us, Video and Photo Production / Social Media

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