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A

Accessories
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D

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Dismantle Me
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G


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H

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Q


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R


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T

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U

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W

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Y

Yellow

Z


Zara

Dismantle Me at Rainbow Fashion Week

Dismantle Me at Rainbow Fashion Week

I had the incredible privilege to check out Rainbow Fashion Week in NYC a while ago and finally meet Sonny in person! I stayed with Winter Mendelson, the editor of Posture Magazine, met Anita Dolce Vita (swoon!), met ShesAGent and ADapperChick (more about that in a later post), and generally had a great time with new friends.

I also had the opportunity to add a design of my own to Qwear's Dismantle Me line, recently shown at Queer Fashion Week in California. This was Rainbow Fashion Week's second year, and I love the inclusive atmosphere they've crafted. Created by queer company Jag and Co, Rainbow Fashion Week focused on different difficulties communities might face at each show, presenting hurdles like bullying or identity as something we have the power to transcend. 

Our Dismantle Me line was sponsored by Topman and shown in the "Queer Kids Next Door" showcase with some amazing designers including Haute Butch, Unbound Estillo, Sinister Apple, Blk Fox, and Stud Nation.

Check out the photos from our line:

 VJay modeling Ru's shirt design

VJay modeling Ru's shirt design

 Lindsey Anderson modeling Ru's top with  Topman   Glow Burgundy Trainers With Lights

Lindsey Anderson modeling Ru's top with Topman Glow Burgundy Trainers With Lights

 Ben Ryan-Yankowy modeling  Topman   Grey Marl Drop Crotch Joggers

Ben Ryan-Yankowy modeling Topman Grey Marl Drop Crotch Joggers

 Yvonne Trapp modeling Ru's Kilt piece and  Topman Ray Black Leather Derby Shoes

Yvonne Trapp modeling Ru's Kilt piece and Topman Ray Black Leather Derby Shoes

 Model Ryley Pogensky

Model Ryley Pogensky

 Irene Tu modeling shirt design by Courtney Stirn and  Topman   Stripe Skinny Denim Shorts

Irene Tu modeling shirt design by Courtney Stirn and Topman Stripe Skinny Denim Shorts

 Erika Miguel modeling  Topman's   Blue Paisley Sleeve Shirt
 Final flush!

Final flush!

 The full crew! (Courtney is behind the lens)

The full crew! (Courtney is behind the lens)

When asked about this year's theme centering around community struggle, Jag and Co. founder E. Jaguar Beckford said, "With the wave of LGBT teen suicides, trans murders, body dysmorphia, bullying and elder disenfranchisement, I knew I had to bring visibility to these issues. In doing so, I was able to connect with companies who are also taking a stand. One such organization is the Water Keeper. Research has shown that the textile industry is the second largest polluter to our water source. That being said, we must be aware of the impact of our carbon footprint, locally and globally. So, next year’s theme will challenge our designers and fashion industry to go green." We're looking forward to it, Jag.

See our slideshow of other amazing designers from the show:

Huge thanks to Topman for supplying so many amazing garments to fill out our line, to all the models for traveling far and wide to come walk for us, Winter, Angie, and Christiane from Posture Magazine for housing, and Rainbow Fashion Week for hosting this inspiring event.

 Courtney and Sonny, united at last

Courtney and Sonny, united at last

Do you love designing or just showing off awesome clothes? Submit or post on Instagram with #qwear so we can see your stuff! 

Transgressing the "Man" in "Topman"

Transgressing the "Man" in "Topman"

QD Week 24: Modern Hair Color

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