The Tailory New York celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month with a collection that pays homage to 90s renegade attitude and style, titled Technicolor Subculture; the runway event was produced in collaboration with Gladson New York and Italian mill Vitale Barberis Canonico. Founder and Creative Director Shao Yang designed the collection and event to celebrate intersectional Queer identities and to bring awareness to the Point Foundation who empowers promising LGBTQ+ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. During the event, The Tailory offered to donate a custom suit to graduating Point Foundation scholars for every suit purchased at the event.
Photos courtesy of Geoffrey Nurse and Zen Phillipe & The Street Sense
Shao Yang, founder of The Tailory New York is a lover of unconventional suiting. She was initially drawn to tailored clothing because it conveys a strong sense of personal style and confidence in one's identity. The Tailory's suits no longer derive power from associations with masculine dressing; for queer clients, suiting reveals a fearlessness to express one's identity despite society's adherence to the gender binary. These clients are bold, brave and unapologetically themselves, and Yang hopes the one-of-a-kind clothing she creates for them will serve as an instrument for self-affirmation and self-empowerment. Be true, be you, be proud! www.TheTailoryNYC.com
Justin Liam O'Brien is a fine artist born and raised in NYC whose recent two-person show Rose-Tinted at the Monya Rowe Gallery in NYC was also featured in Filthy Dreams, a gay arts newsletter and in What Should We Do. O’Brien’s one-person show is set to launch this October at Monya Rowe with another show to premiere in Germany later this fall. To learn more about O'Brien visit filthydreams.org.
Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership developments and community service training. To find out more about the Point Foundation and how you can help, vist their site at www.pointfoundation.org.