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The Pride Month is a wonderfully expressive time for fashion. With the multitude of Pride marches taking place in the country this month, it's time to break out of the brightest and brightest pieces imaginable. Rainbow stripes, sequins and glitter are all to celebrate with the LGBTQ + community. But while it's high time to celebrate inclusiveness in June, we're pleased to highlight those in the fashion industry who treat each month like Pride Month. These designers and brands are driving this sometimes archaic industry forward by actively creating space for everyone, and they deserve to be dutifully celebrated.
Understanding the fashion of gender identity and sexuality has certainly come a long way, and it's exciting to see luxury houses like Burberry make this community more visible than ever. But there are even fewer designers who go deeper and make inclusiveness a top priority both inside and outside their company. These are the names we consider important allies. Sure, we could introduce the designers who we I think we are the best champions in this community, but we wanted to hear from you, our well-known readers, instead.
We asked, and you answered. They introduced us to the designers who see you as strong allies of the LGBTQ + community, highlighting what they are doing and why it means something to you. Of course, we were filled with excitement to discover some of these names under the radar. Like the Palomo brand from Spain, who are using androgynous models galore and hopefully will set a new standard for the representation of women and men. Plus, the colorful, psychedelic prints are just fun. And then there's the NYC-based Gypsy Sport, which our readers love for its frequent risk taking and unabashedly authentic ethos.
Find out why our readers believe that these designers are masters of the LGBTQ + community.
"While some brands carry the integration like an accessory when they're fashionable and comfortable, Chromat's inclusiveness is embedded in the brand's fibers, Becca McCharen-Tran is not just part of the LGBTQ + community, you see members of the entire community Brand – from the design process to the catwalk models to Instagram (routinely with trans- and non-binary #ChromatBABES) .The brand is designed to empower women, femmes, and non-binary chromatBABES of all breeds and sizes the community and even teaming up with Sephora to provide make-up classes for all kinds of gender expressions, which is why Chromat has become a brand committed to the LGBTQ + community. "- Brandi Nicholson- Burley
"Palomo not only shows same-sex couples in their campaigns (which helps to promote normalcy), but also uses authentic LGBTQ + models in real life." Personally, my favorite aspect in the house is the frequent use of androgynous models his runway shows (and print ads) are all about models that you can not immediately associate with a gender, and in those precious moments, the focus gets smaller: "This is a man / woman who wears clothes for men / women "And a little bit more," this is a person who carries fantastic art. "- Stacey Pinson
"Gypsy Sport brings a new, young perspective to fashion that needs fashion, it does not take itself too seriously and does not bring inclusiveness, unlike most other brands, through the use of black, trans, gender, Hispanic, Asian, gay, non-Eurocentric models. " is not afraid to take risks, and it shows the real people who love fashion and are often overshadowed. "- Ariel Rodriguez
"Gypsy Sport is one of the boldest brands there is, so true in itself, and the people who choose to represent it are a perfect fit with the brand's vision, throwing unique models, as well as his clothes, Gypsy sports may not be a brand for anyone, but its unapologetic style and outspoken nature certainly inspire. "- Advaita Karnik
"Underwear from most companies feels compressed into what is considered sex – fast, transparent, minimal, ignoring the needs and preferences of so many women, and preferring longer boy shorts and boxer shorts to finding the size of a woman as good as impossible Enter TomboyX TomboyX comes in all sizes, fits and styles, it does not enforce traditional gender standards in its ads and is very inviting and open to all communities – whether you identify yourself as a tomboy or otherwise. It's reassuring to know that. There are companies that do not force women into an underwear box, but listen to their desires and needs and provide them without judgment. "- Sarah Pirie
"The Phluid project lives for freedom of expression, it's a challenge for outdated ideas that style and fashion should exist separately for each gender, and more than 50% of Gen Z identify themselves as part of the LGBTQ + spectrum (meaning they do not identify as 100% heterosexual.) As an ally, it is important for me and my generation to have a safe place where the values of inclusion are anchored while offering stylish, gender-free clothing to pave the way for a better future to level. "- Kelsey Coughlin
"I think many brands fear losing their followers or customer preferences with their strong opinions, but Milly has always been a brand of voice, not just inspired by Michelle and Milly's continued support for gender equality in our communities, but so much Respect for the strong attitude they take to strengthen those who earn a voice, for healthy, loving communities, and Milly understands that. "- Venessa Kaufman
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