Friday, OCT 7, Qwear at the ICA: Exploring Femininity through Fashion

Friday, OCT 7, Qwear at the ICA: Exploring Femininity through Fashion

Following last year's Dismantle Me show, we were generously invited to partake in the DapperQ Presents | Suited (iD Boston) event for the second year in a row. 

Our portion of the show will take place on the first floor of the ICA, where we will have a performance piece of 6 rotating models exploring various facets of femininity. To contrast the mainstream fashion world in which mostly gale male designers treat their female models like objects, the models themselves will be calling the shots. Every decision around wardrobe, clothing designs, stance, and make up, will be taken upon by the models themselves. Our Fashion Director Rupi will assume the role of the gay male designer in a submissive stance. Our models, who will span a wide range of identities and ages, will celebrate femininity as an equally legitimate form of queer expression while also showing the wide range of feminine queer expression.

Model Alli in Rupi's hoodie tie design, premiered last year at Queer Fashion Week 2015, Oakland

Model Alli in Rupi's hoodie tie design, premiered last year at Queer Fashion Week 2015, Oakland

SHOW DETAILS:

When: Friday, October 7, 6 PM - 10 PM
Where: ICA Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Tickets: $15, available here
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Model Cynthia in designs by Rupi for Dismantle Me, photo By Michael Moore Photography

Model Cynthia in designs by Rupi for Dismantle Me, photo By Michael Moore Photography

MORE INFO ON THE FULL EVENT:

dapperQ, a premier queer style website and fashion show production company, is returning for our second annual fashion presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. In the spirit of our New York Fashion Week show titled "iD," dapperQ has curated programming that celebrates rich, diverse, and bespoke LGBTQ identities as communicated through the art and visual activism of queer style. dapperQ will present two screenings (5:45pm and 7:45pm) of Suited, an HBO documentary produced by Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jenni Konner, and directed by Jason Benjamin. The film tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. After each screening, The Tailory New York will showcase looks from their latest collection, featuring bloggers Sara Geffrard of A Dapper Chick and Danielle Cooper of She's A Gent, followed by a short discussion about the power of gender-nonconforming style. 

ICA will have multiple floors of additional fashion programming, including a presentation by Qwear, as well as DJ beats provided by the incredible Leah McFlight.

dapperQ after party at Liberty Hotel
Presented by Leah V
Hosted by Charlotte Glasser of
Hot Rabbit & The Vintage Brands
DJ Leah V
Free Admission
10pm-2am

iD Boston is part of ICA's First Fridays series. Admission is free for members/$15 for non-members. This is a 21+ over event. Tickets sell out quickly, so grab yours soon!

Irene Tu modeling shirt design by Courtney Stirn and Topman St

Irene Tu modeling shirt design by Courtney Stirn and Topman St

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.