On Saturday, March 5th, New York's Posture Magazine is hosting a party for the release of their second edition issue The Ornamentation Issue. Based on the cover alone, I can safely say this is an event New York area Qwears won't want to miss.
Posture is an online and print publication explores identity, sexuality, and gender through fashion and artistic practice. Launched in 2013 by Founding Editor Winter Mendelson, the publication features projects and extraordinary individuals who challenge social norms and ways of being. Posture says, "The mission is to encourage a heightened consciousness for how we view ourselves and others through empowerment and education."
Posture released its first print edition last summer 2015 during Pride NYC, and is now transitioning into a biannual print publication in addition to their online platform. Posture has produced a variety of events since its launch including art exhibitions, film screenings, music concerts, and most notably Verge, a large scale fashion show at Brooklyn Museum for NYFW 2015.
Their second print issue features cover artist, the award‐winning Rashaad Newsome. Rashaad’s portrait is part of a larger editorial in collaboration with celebrity photographer M. Sharkey featuring the winners of the King of Arms Ball III. It opens with a sonnet and accompanying editorial inspired by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos whose early 20th century writings condemned ornamentation in design and architecture. He was famously known as a pioneer of minimalist theory that was ultimately adopted as the signature of Modernist aesthetic. Issue No. II explores not only physical usage of ornamentation, but also the broader concept of self ownership.
This issue boasts an impressive roster of talented photographers such as M. Sharkey, Anna Bloda, Chris Callaway, Seth Caplan, Asher Torres and more. The magazine also presents first time collaborations with emerging fashion brands such as BCALLA, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Whatever 21, and GODDESS. Further, inside you will find interviews with exceptional and widely praised creatives such as Lorna Simpson, Elizabeth Diller, Raisa Kabir, Vincent Tiley, and Zach Blas as they uniquely discuss the relationship between their identity and artistic practice.
Join Posture in celebration of this new issue on Saturday, March 5th, 201t Chinatown’s Santos Party House (96 Lafayette St, NYC) from 9pm to 3am, presented by LGBTQ nightlife elite Hot Rabbit events. Beats by world renowned DJ Mike Q and DJ Roze Royze as well as unique vogue performances throughout the evening. VIP entry includes a complimentary copy of the publication s well as a gift bag containing special offers from fashion designers, artists, and creative institutions.
This is the LAST DAY to get tickets at reduced price. The $20 ticket covers party admission, a copy of the 164 page publication ($20 retail value) as well as a gift bag containing products and special offers from fashion designers, artists, and cultural institutions.
Don't live in New York but still want a copy? You can purchase the issue in advance right here.
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.