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Dapper Q teamed up with other LGBTQ brands to showcase queer style during New York Fashion Week.
Held at the Brooklyn Museum, Verge was the largest queer Fashion Week show. Several designers, including Project Runway star Fabio Costa, showed off their spring-summer 2016 collections. Some might wonder, Why have a queer fashion show when gays run fashion?
"Queer style is not simply about white cis gay male fashion designers creating binary, gender-normative, heteronormative collections to fit the fashion industry's unattainable beauty ideals," says Anita Dolce Vita, DapperQ editor in chief. "It's about inclusion and dismantling everything we've been taught about beauty norms rooted in ableism, classism, fatphobia, ageism, racism, misogyny, transphobia, and self-hate. Queer style is a social movement.”
Photos: Katya Moorman/Karen L. Dunn