Join Us

If you are interested in any of these projects or would like to form your own, email us: info@qwearfashion.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Current Projects

 
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Queer Palestinians

 

We are seeking queer Palestinians/ people of Palestinian descent who use style as a means of resistance to feature in an upcoming article.

You are welcome to participate while not having your face in the photos and using an alias instead of your real name!

If you would like to participate, please send 5 photos of your style, a short bio in 3rd person, and the answer to these questions to info@qwearfashion.com:

1. What have been some of the biggest challenges involved with being queer and Palestinian?
2. How has your queer Palestinian identity affected your style?
3. What is most rewarding about being queer and Palestinian?
4. Where in Palestine is your family from?

Please also send your social media handles, and the name you would like us to use for the piece.

 
 
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Black History Month 2018

Photo by Debbie-Jean Lemonte

 

Calling all LGBTQIA+ Black voices around the Globe to help us celebrate Black History Month, the most epic month of the year! Send us your photos, essays, poems, interviews, reviews of Black own brands, personal pieces, and whatever else you want. Pieces should be related to style and expression. For inspiration, see past year's BHM pieces.

Deadline to Submit: Jan 20th

Email: info@qwearfashion.com

 
 
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Femme Embodiments

With Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

 

We are seeking a diverse range of femme identities, such as those with non-normative / counter normative sexual orientations, immigrants and undocumented folks, people of size, people of color, people with disabilities, nonbinary folks, people of trans experience, people from working class backgrounds, people of faith who wear religious garments, and more, for our next installment of Femme Embodiments of the Other.

If you would like to participate, please email info@qwearfashion.com with:

  1. 5 (high res if possible) photos showing a range of your style

  2. A short bio in third person

  3. The answer to these questions:

  • Can you describe a time when you experienced discrimination due to your gender presentation or physical appearance?

  • What empowers you to live authentically despite society’s ongoing policing of femme bodies and surveillance of what a femme should be?

  • How do you use style as a means of resistance?

Thank you for helping us resist the heteropatriarchy!

 
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Plus Size Crushes

With Alysse Dalessandro

 

Qwear is teaming up with queer body positive advocate Alysse Dalessandro for a 'Qwear Crushes' article which highlights ONLY LGBTQIA+ plus size size style! To our knowledge, this would be the first round-up style article in the world that focuses exclusively on plus size LGBTQIA+ fashion. Our goal is to highlight a diverse range of LGBTQIA+ plus size identities including those with non-normative / counter normative sexual orientations, immigrants and undocumented folks, people on the larger end of the plus size spectrum, people of color, people with disabilities, nonbinary folks, people of trans experience, people from working class backgrounds, people of faith who wear religious garments, and more.

If you would like to participate, please email us (info@qwearfashion.com):

1. 3 photos of your style (as high res as possible)
2. A short bio in 3rd person
3. Links to your website or social media
4. The answer to these questions:

  • Where do you shop?
  • How would you describe your style?

Deadline to Submit: Jan 15th

 
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Trans Interiors

 

Qwear, in collaboration with Joel Sanders Architect, seeks people of trans experience for a new photo project: Trans Interiors, which explorers the connection between trans self expression and the homes they inhabit.

We use the term "people of trans experience" broadly, to include those who are nonbinary, genderqueer, two spirit, etc; or anyone who is not cis.

Chosen entries will be featured on Qwear and some applicants will be selected for a photo project to go on an exhibition. To apply, email info@qwearfashion.com with “Trans Interiors Application” in the subject line:

Please include: 

You Info:

The name you'd like us to use on the internet, a bio in 3rd person, and links to your website/ social media

Photos:

Photos of yourself in your home that showcase both your style and your home’s interior aesthetic. Photos should include:

  • One close up of you

  • One full body shot

  • One photo of you interacting in you environment (looking in the mirror, sitting at the coffee table, reading on the couch, etc)

  • Shots highlighting the interior design of your space

Questions:

  1. How would you describe your fashion style?

  2. How would you describe your taste in interior design? 

  3. Do you feel there is a connection between your fashion style and interior design style?

  4. How have you used style to express your identity?

  5. How have you used interior design to express your identity?

  6. If someone walked into their house who didn’t know you, what do you think they’d learn about you?

Deadline to Submit: Mar 1st

Ongoing Projects

Style Profiles

To apply for a style profile, please send the following to submissions@qwearfashion.com:

  1. 5 photos of 3 different outfits (15 photos total). Photos must include at least one full body shot. Please attach images as JPGs. If you don't have 15 photos, please apply anyway! 

  2. A list of what you are wearing in each outfit, from the top to the bottom of the outfit as such:
  3. Item 1: Brand
    Item 2: Brand
    If you do not know the brand or it was homemade, just explain!

  4. A name for each outfit (eg. Date Night, Lazy Saturday)

  5. The answer to these questions:
    • Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
    • How do you think your friends would define your style?
    • What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe? 
    • What’s your biggest style challenge?
    • Which literary figures do you most admire? (optional)
    • Who’s your style icon?
    • What pronouns would you like us to use in this piece?
  6. A one paragraph bio, written in 3rd person, which includes where you live and where we can find you online. 

Guest Articles

We welcome guest posts from the community. If selected, your piece will be published and our editors may reach out to you for edits.

Please send submissions to submissions@qwearfashion.com. 

TEXT GUIDELINES

Pieces can range between 500 and 2,000 words. Please include the text in an attachment in either a word or google doc.

OUTFIT GUIDELINES

If your post includes images of an outfit, please list your outfit details as follows, from the top to the bottom of the outfit as such:

Item 1: Brand
Item 2: Brand

If you do not know the brand or it was homemade, just explain!

BIO

Please include a one paragraph bio, in 3rd person, which includes where you live and where we can find you online. 

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email info@qwearfashion.com.


Team Member Positions

We are seeking a new team member! To apply, email info@qwearfashion.com with: 

1. Some high res photos of your style
2. A statement about what you’d like to bring to Qwear
3. A writing sample

This is a volunteer position, but you will get free clothes and occasional paid clothing reviews. We look forward to hearing from you!


Image Guidelines

TYPE

Photographs must be sent in JPGs as attachments. Please title images with the name of your piece and numbered in the order that they appear in the piece. (Ex. "My piece 1.jpg")

SIZE

Images must be a minimum width of 1500 px and a minimum resolution of 150 DPI. 

PHOTO CREDIT

Please include photographer credit, including the photographer's website, if they have one. If you are using photos that are not your own, please find the source of the image and include it in the caption.

CONTENT

Images must not include any drug use or tobacco products.

CAPTIONS

If your images include captions, enter them in the body of the email with the image number and caption.

Photographers

Join our growing list of official Qwear photographers or find a match for your project.