Celebrate Queer Fashion Week 2016
The second Annual Queer Fashion Week will be held at the historic downtown venue at 420 14th Street in Oakland, California from September 28 to October 2.
Queer Fashion Week 2016 in Oakland
Oakland has always been known to be the hotbed for fashion, or specifically queer fashion.
“Oakland is a very fashion forward town, where walking down the streets is like walking down its own runway filled with an amazing array of personal style,” said Miz Chris of fiveTEN Oakland Events.
Chris will again collaborate with Fallon Davis of the This is Butch Movement to bring out the event.
With queer sensibility becoming more pronounced all over the world, it’s only natural for a queer fashion sense to progress.
Queer Fashion Week history
The idea of a Queer Fashion Week originated from the minds of Miz Chris and Fallon Davis.
The first Queer Fashion Week happened in 2015. While at the same time a conference, the weeklong event included fashion, glamour, modelling, and the political stand of all queers.
The idea was being queer and being together is better for everyone and there’s nothing like queer fashion to unite queers of all colors.
Designers from different genres display their creativity, even as established models and those just starting out get to share the runway.
Meanwhile, there’s also a vendor village to teach visitors different crafts in fashion while even as artists, stylists, and entertainers mingle at the Queer Fashion event.
Queer Fashion Week 2016 schedule
The gates open at 8am on September 28 and will headline conferences on modelling, assemblage jewellery, go sees for models, and a number of activities. There will also be a welcome party to cap the day.
On September 29, the seminars are on culture and clothes, fashion makeup, repurposing the old to new, queer style and identity, queer personal style, and fashion runway.
The highlight of the day will be the evening fashion show featuring name-recall queer designers, which will end with an after party.
On September 30, there will be conferences on queer-dressing in a sex positive world, fashion makeup, creativity and mental health, queer fashion brand and fashion and art social.
There will be an exhibit by Fallon David, after which a fashion show featuring extreme hair and make-up will grace the runway.
On Saturday, October 1, Vendor Village will exhibit fashion brands the whole day for queers to feast on with an after party performance by Swagger Like Us to cap the night.