Queer fashion round-up of 2023
By: Archer Magazine
The Queer Fashion Files aim to spotlight queer designers, artists, photographers, trendsetters and style icons. We chat about things like arts practice and ethos, queer and body inclusivity, and wisdom for up-and-coming queer artists.
So, let’s look back on the queer fashion and artistry of 2023!
“I want to foster another extension of non-conformity against the boring old binary we’re used to when it comes to clothes. I want people to feel powerful above anything else: regal, risqué and sacred are the key words that come to mind.” – Chi Montmorency
“When I consider the core values of punk, I think of community, resistance and non-conformity. Both punk and queer are built on these foundations; they embrace intersectionality and a non-normative stance.” – Liz Ham
“I really came to enjoy the practice of using my hands to create the body of each garment, and not relying on a sewing machine. From there, I began practising and experimenting with shapes, structures, fabrics and textures to construct different silhouettes on various body types.” – Nathaniel Youkhana
“I have a massive box of literal atrocities that I’ve made, but you learn more from all the fuck-ups along the way than what you learn from the successes.” – Jordan Greig
“Our queer history is about people lighting torches for each other and opening doors, casting beautiful sparkling lights towards a future of a queer utopia, which we are always reaching for. We are not one, we are many.” – The Huxleys
“I design for the misfits and outsiders, and I never want anyone to feel excluded. Fashion can be so empowering and expressive, and no one should be left behind!” – James Dobson
“For me, photography isn’t just about capturing images; it’s about telling the unique stories of individuals, couples and communities, and making every moment I document a special and memorable one.” – Jacinta Oaten
“When more of the industry leaders are femme, queer, Indigenous and people of colour, then we will have a safer industry for everyone to work in and feel supported.” – Jade Florence
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