The world of fashion can certainly be a cutthroat and competitive field, but more recently it has allowed for the expression and freedom of so many people. The queer community for many years has utilized fashion to find such freedom and slowly have been changing fashion into a place of inclusivity.
Many members of the LGBTQ+ community face oppression, ridicule, and hate on a daily basis, but that does not stop them from advocating for a better world: a safer world. Recently, there have been shows such as Pose that premiered on FX, which documents the lives of several transwomen in the 1990s. The tv show highlights their struggles during the AIDS epidemic and the adversity they face for being different. Queer people have been raising their voices for the past several decades and are not going to stop now as they fight for equality for their trans brothers and sisters.
Dominque Jackson, who stars as Electra in Pose, has long been an advocate for trans rights and visibility, as well as a model herself. There are other strong and beautiful women like her that have fought to be heard and we at DiversityStylingByVirgoImage hope to be able to showcase these unique voices through our platform.
People of colors, shapes, and sizes deserve to be able to express themselves through their fashion choices and individuality. The upcoming London fashion week will be streamed on-line featuring gender neutral collections. The following statement was given by Caroline Rush (Chief Executive, BFC):
“The other side of this crisis, we hope will be about sustainability, creativity and product that you value, respect, cherish. By creating a cultural fashion week platform, we are adapting digital innovation to best fit our needs today and something to build on as a global showcase for the future.”
The world is changing and it is clear that they are moving forward by adapting to the current situations. Now, more than ever is the time to promote more artists and designers. It is a time for collaboration and time to emphasize our support of every body!.
Being human is a beautiful thing and to be able to share our own self expression with the world is a gift.
With fashion we can do just that!
For more information on the London Fashion Week check out this great article: London Fashion Week Is Going Gender-Neutral and Virtual