I-Dentify: An All-Butch Fashion Show
“What is Butch?” The Movement and the Garden of Peace Projects come together for I-Dentify: The Truth Lies Within. On Friday, July 11, hosted by The Garden of Peace Project at the Andy Warhol Museum, join these fantastic organizations as they host an exciting, all-butch fashion show packed with live entertainment to feature the fashion of androgynous-inspired clothing designers. The models will show off their best runway walks while wearing these exclusive designs.
The Garden of Peace Project aims to nurture the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of everyone, no matter their sexuality, gender identity, or the way they choose to express themselves. They’re a part of the LGBTQIA community, making an effort to change the ways these social minorities are able to realize their goals and provide support along the way. The What is Butch? Campaign is the first national, traveling fashion show focused on the beauty of dominant lesbians, masculine of center persons, queer, androgynous, and trans men bodied through self-expression and style choices with a voice of their own. In addition to providing this community with their own show and a safe place, the event acts as a platform to introduce the models and unique designers from these communities to a larger audience while introducing their products to mainstream markets.
There will be plenty of awesome designers to keep on your radar at this fashion show, so prepared to be blown away. Outplay Swimwear describes itself as “a company without gender but a lot of heart” that believe in comfort and fashion together, ensuring that people feel great no matter what they decide to wear. JFE Creative is a small group of artists that specializes in graphic design, using striking visual elements in their clothing that are sure to wow any fashion enthusiast. Cocky Creations, based out of Memphis, Tennessee, are planning to show off their stuff with apparel that exudes confidence, cockiness, and individuality.
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The night begins at 7:30PM with red carpet entryway for photo ops–so be sure to dress to the nines. Cocktail hour begins at 8PM with the main show at 9PM. Different ticket options can be reviewed and purchased here. Perks of VIP tickets include front row seats and a gift bag. All guests can take part in giveaways and peruse a variety of vendors.