a night of sartorial radicality for daggers, dandies & dapper dudes.
Come enjoy the queer models sporting fashionable wear….
made by and for the queer masculinities in our communities.
the BUTCHVoices.LA Conference kickoff event
Register with the conference early to get your seat on time
Fashion Design Curator Tania Hammidi says:
“INVINCIBLE is our state of mind: an unyielding spirit and a dream of an immediate future made manifest … where butch*/stud/trans/masculine-of-center folks like us take our place as the hot fashion centerfolds that we are in everyday life. We’ve asked 6 designers, 6 stylists, 6 models and a handful of choreographers – plus a killer staff – to take stock of the past, grab hold of the present and stage a butch*/masculine-of-center take-over of the boring, het, unhandsome, non-queerly/studly/daggerly/dapper world of clothing style and design.”
Master of Ceremonies: the hilariously brilliant Cuban-American filmmaker Anna Margarita Albelo*
-Debonair with Ken-Doll Productions: couture for handsome studs in the urban world by LA’s Schquay Brignac
-Sent Packing: packing boxers by San Francisco’s legendary STAFFORD!
-Sew-Gay: some know her as the banana, others as XKiller, LA-based fashion designer and surfer
-She Said, She Said: campy lesbian T’s to get the conversation going by LA’s fantastic Natasha Dyer
-Pony/Siren’s Salon: punk and contemporary hair like you’ve never seen it, by Pony
-Jimmy Au’s: amazing suits from beverly hills, catering to us wo/men under 5 ‘ 8″
-Dapper Dyke — building a sharper image with consciousness. get ready for Vivian and her vintage boys.
-Dapper Bois — When you say swag, we say Dapper Bois.
-Cucci — working toward sexual health justice with the best (ready–to-wear) toys
and more …
The CELEBRITY STRUT! with Cathy Opie, Kimberly Peirce, Peggy Shaw, Heather Cassils and many, many more
Keynote by Parisa Parnian, the esteemed fashion diva and designer of Rigged OUT/Fitters – sharing the pleasures and difficulties of making it in the fashion world with a line for masculine wo/men
And more surprises to come!
Fashion Design Curator
brings us … INVINCIBLE
Tania Hammidi is a queer performer, scholar, & writer for CURVE, ITCH, Make/Shift, VelvetPark: Dyke Culture in Bloom, Bitch. Hammidi recently received her PhD in Dance from UCR and curated “Wear Me OUT: Honoring What We Fought to Wear” in 2006.