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New York, NY – dapperQ, the world’s most widely read queer style website, announced that it will executive produce iD, the largest New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway event showcasing queer style to be held at world renowned Brooklyn Museum on the opening day of NYFW, Thursday, September 8, 2016. iD will feature seven designers from L.A., NYC, and London whose work is systemically rooted in notions of gender nonconformity and its intersections with race, ethnicity, and culture. The designer lineup includes Sir New York, which has received kudos in GQ and has Jaden Smith and Usher among their celebrity clientele. Celebrity androgynous models Casey Legler, the first female model signed by Ford to their male model roster, and Rain Dove, the current face of Dove’s #MyBeautyMySay campaign, are also slated to take the stage.

“We are very proud to celebrate seven designers and over 60 models that represent the LGBTQ community at Brooklyn Museum for the third consecutive year,” says Anita Dolce Vita, iD Executive Producer and owner of dapperQ. “At a time when oppressors are trying to erase our very being, passing bathroom bills and declaring that we have contributed little to civilization, this show provides a platform to celebrate our identities, our style, our bodies, our rich diversity, and our incredible contributions to art and fashion.”

Deeba Zivari, iD Associate Producer, shared, “Over three years of co-producing dapperQ fashion shows, I have had the humbling experience of forging language, visual arts, and bodies, especially my own as a Persian American Jew, into an inclusive space that will continue to grow beyond itself.”

Colette Lee Morales of Colette Lee Productions, iD Associate Producers and Runway Directors, expanded, “Fashion is one of the most important elements of self-expression and everyone, even those who present outside rigid normative expectations, deserves a platform to express themselves.”

Queer style is not only on the forefront of post-demographic consumerism and androgynous style trends in mainstream fashion, as reflected in campaigns like Louis Vuitton casting Jaden Smith as the face of their womenswear collection; It also has immense emancipatory potential that extends beyond the LGBTQ community.

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iD invites viewers to critically examine the sociopolitical power of fashion in relation to gender constructs, as fashion both shapes and is shaped by society and serves as an important agent for positive change.

dapperQ’s iD is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Museum with support by official sponsor Squarespace and lighting sponsor TomboyX.

Join us in revolutionizing fashion!

Thursday, September 8th
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Pop up shops: 6pm
Runway show: 7:30pm

Featured designers:
Angie Chuang
Sir New York
Sharpe Suiting + NiK Kay
Stuzo Clothing
The Tailory
Thomas Thomas

DapperQ productions are a full service event. Beyond the show be sure to join us for these community events.

Mini Pop-Up Shops ft:
► Angie Chuang
► NiK Kacy Footwear
► Sharpe Suiting
► Sir New York
► Stuzo Clothing
► The Tailory
► TomboyX

Interactive Programing ft:
► How-To Tie Ties by Unbound Estilo
► Every Body: From Head to Toe by Sharpe Suiting + NiK Kacy
► Queer Unicorn Hats by artist Alma Selimovic

☆ Runway beats by DJ M.O.
Hailing from Virginia, DJ M.O. (born Monet Bernard) began her career at the University of Virginia in 2008, DJing numerous parties and events around the campus and within the Charlottesville community. After graduating, M.O moved on to play venues in Washington, D.C, and northern Virginia. Currently, M.O. has set her sights on New York City, already landing gigs around Manhattan with the likes of Whitney Day, Truckstop NYC, & Queer & Utter Bedlam. As an avid lover music and an overall good time, M.O. brings a unique style to every party she plays. Whether its Hip-Hop, Top 40s, or Dance, M.O. sets the tone with inventive mixes and a knack for reading every audience.

☆ Runway MC: Alex Berg
Alex Berg is a host, producer and writer specializing in LGBTQ issues, politics and social justice topics. Alex is a bisexual and queer producer and on-air talent at The Huffington Post, where she recently anchored HuffPost’s video coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Last year, Alex appeared on ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ to discuss female sexuality and, in 2014, her coverage of the Bisexual White House Summit was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Her work has also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and more. You can see more of her work here: http://alex.lgbt/.
Food & Drink:
Michelin-starred The Norm restaurant and bar is open all evening. The Counter café serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer. Also, there is happy hour all night.

Hot Rabbit Presents: Official id New York Fashion Week After Party (location TBA)
► Largest queer New York Fashion Week party
► New York Fashion Week opening day!
► After party sponsored by Outplay and GFW Clothing

*Hot Rabbit charges a cover for the after party. The cover is required for admission to the after party, but not the Museum. Hot Rabbit donates a portion of the door proceeds to the production of iD!*

PR and Images compliments of dapperQ

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