Fashion & Art, shoots

Deconstructing Masculinity in Queer Violet

In ‘Queer Violet’ Dominican photographer Mabel Rivas explores concepts of intimacy and deconstructing masculinity following an inspiring encounter with a queer friend. “Queer Violet is inspired by my friend César and the visualization of an elevated and fluent being floating in a violet mist. I was drawn to their ethereal masculinity and the way he […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Genderqueer and Transgender Power Explored in ‘Tender Resistance’

In ‘Tender Resistance’ photographer Anthon Zeiss Smith explores the definitions of transgender and genderqueer outside of the context of binary social structures, and how different levels of power exist within these realms. “These collaborations are part of my ongoing exploration of the power of vulnerability, tenderness, and emotionality, and the ways that transgender and genderqueer people […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Brave New World: Freedom During a Global Pandemic

‘Brave New World’ serves as a reminder of our freedoms and confinement during a global pandemic, where ageless nature is contrasted by the masks that veil us from it.  20 April 2020  Dear Subvrt Mag team,  The week before lockdown in Paris, we heard whispers of illness and isolation. A group of friends would tell […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Drag King is Fashion: Deconstructing Masculinity

“Drag king is Fashion” is an editorial that explores the concept of a drag king using gender-free clothing from the brand Trashyqueen.  The project speaks about playing with the gender and subverting it through the use of non-binary fashion, exploring role switching and the deconstruction of masculinity that characterizes the drag king practice.  “I believe […]

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Fashion & Art, features

Being an Eco Hoe™ with Plant-Based Label LAZ

LAZ is a 100% plant-based, ethical and sustainable design brand. In a world of fast-fashion and detachment from the source of our wardrobe, LAZ integrates compassion and sustainability into every creation. The materials used are natural and gentle on the body as well as the planet. LAZ aims to use purely natural textiles and fibers, […]

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events, Fashion & Art

Bringing Trans Women to the Forefront at GoGo Graham

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, the Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park was glowing pink and reverentially quiet. Stepping in, out of the afternoon light, diurnal time paused for the Gogo Graham FW 2020 show.  Silks, cottons and mesh chiselled into miraculously sculpted gowns trailed through the chapel, adorned by toeless ballet flats (cut […]

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events, Fashion & Art

The Chromat Olympics Hit NYFW 2020

On a Sunday night in the Financial District, long after the bedtime of stock traders and suits, Chromat’s team of 22 models assembled in the Rise by We gym to complete their final training for the 2020 Chromat Olympics.  Clad in brilliant striped and swirled performance fabrics, models rotated through sets of deadlifts, battle ropes, […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

‘Bad Bitches Only’ Explores Sex Appeal & Strength

‘Bad Bitches Only’ is all about empowerment, strength and sex appeal, as these women own their worth and show it to the frame, the concept being inspired by the collaboration between photographer Helmut Newton and designer Thierry Mugler. Photographer Damarys reached out to a group of models who were bold enough to strut their curves […]

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