Queer Fashion Berlin
Berlin Queer Fashion Show (BQMS) – The Manifest:
Clothing has no gender.
Fashion has no gender.
BQMS celebrates life – in all its variety, diversity, inclusion, individuality and weirdness.
BQMS presents clothing as an object of self-determination and personality – beyond gender norms.
The BQMS supports Berlin designers – who create gender-neutral and valuable fashion.
The BQMS shows the beauty of queer visibility.
The BQMS strengthens self-confidence and individuality, gives courage – every person is allowed to wear what they like.
The BQMS loves slow fashion – sustainable, durable, valuable.
The BQMS and the team of 100prozentdivers are planning events about queer fashion & visibility at different locations in Berlin from summer 2022 on – the Berlin Queer Fashion Show.
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It’s your style, your appearance, your space. Dress or trousers, skirt and jacket – the garment doesn’t care who wears it. And why should the gender of the person inside the garment matter? We’re driven to answer: clothing has no gender!
Who decides who gets to wear what? The fashion industry? Society?
Is a person read as male wearing a skirt not socially acceptable, does this person „just“ want to attention or even be provocative – or does that person simply feel comfortable and „free down below“ in a skirt?
The fashion industry, especially in Germany, continues to promote heteronormativity. In the usual consumer temples but even in online stores, there is a clear division into women’s/men’s fashion. While people read as female are looked at less skeptically when browsing in the „men’s department“ than people read as male in the „women’s department,“ people browsing across the gendered sections in a way that doesn’t match cis-heteronormative expectations are still met with judgement.
Imagine if the subdivision of clothing would be sorted by fits and colors. Perhaps the consumer world would then be a bit more creative and relaxed. Mixing styles of „feminine“ and „masculine“ clothing inspires exciting variations in design and tailoring. Clothing can be fun, it can be an experiment! Let’s free ourselves from pigeonholing, norm and the binary.
Clothing is part of communication; the outer appearance shapes the first impression of our counterpart. It is an expression of identity and can also show group connection. Clothing can be political, religious. Clothing is an expression and means of authenticity, of personality. Let’s go out together, celebrate with us the Berlin Queer Fashion Style!
QUEER. DIVERS. MULTIPLE. FREE. NONBINARY. COLORFUL. GREY. LIVELY.
That’s the BERLIN QUEER FASHION SHOW
Full of diversity and free from conventions. Every body is different, you wear what you like and show who you are. Every day you make a decision. With the choice of your clothes, you make a statement. Clothing is an expression of personality.
Starting in Summer 2022, the team of 100prozentdivers will put on various events in Berlin on the topic of queer fashion – all under the billing of The Berlin Queer Fashion Show – as a statement for visibility, individuality and openness. Our focus is on upcycling, quality material, and Queer Feminism in all facets.
One of the concerns of the Berlin Queer Fashion Show is to break open and question the conservative, traditional side of the fashion world up until now. The colorful gray area between black and white gets space and is celebrated.
The team behind 100prozentdivers.de are Til & Carsta –
we share a passion for individual clothing styles, queer* creativity and like to dare to think outside the box.
„I want to celebrate and visualize diversity. Build alliances and enable new communities. All people should be allowed to wear what they feel. Everyone should be encouraged to find their own style with what they wear and get away from the rigid structures and standards of conformity in fashion. Clothing should be an expression of individuality, should be fun, should bring joie de vivre and enthusiasm into the world. The Berlin Queer Fashion Show shows that. A visualization of diversity.“
„I would like to see clothing not only as a functional object – clothing can do more. It is a protective cover, it can be a disguise and a covering. Clothing and fashion are art. And it is space. An expression of individuality and identity, a means of non-verbal communication – that’s how I want to look at it and move in it – free of norm, gender and pigeonholing.“