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8 queer-led fashion businesses to support now and always

Pride Month has come to an end, but your support for LGBTQ communities doesn’t have to wait until next summer.

There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, but only 909 of them have been officially certified as LGBT Business Enterprises, according to the most recent report by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Even if you’re not ready to go out shopping in your own community due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still support plenty of queer-led businesses from the comfort of your own home.

Here are eight queer-led fashion brands you can support all year long.

Official Rebrand

MI Leggett is the brains behind the label Official Rebrand. Leggett, a nonbinary artist based in New York, reinvents discarded or donated clothing with a myriad of altercations, paintings, prints and drawings. They became interested in the intersection between fashion and sustainability after working

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Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2021

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COOL TM

Forging ahead and building his fresh, independent fashion label, Cool TM, Thomas Monet offers an example of what’s emerging, even in an environment of global crisis.

Monet will present a collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for the first time, bringing an example of how new propositions can be built from lessons of the past — while also being molded by the constraints of the present crisis. 

The designer has 15 years of fashion experience under his belt at brands as diverse as Yiqing Yin, Balmain, Daniel Cremieux and Faith Connexion. 

He worked with Christophe Decarnin at Balmain and Olivier Rousteing was a schoolmate at the ESMOD fashion school in Paris.

Not long ago, he took a pause from the fast pace of fashion design and embarked on a period of travel and reflection.

“The rhythm had been extremely dense and

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Designer Daniel w Fletcher On The Future Of Fashion And The Perfection Of Celine Dion

Photo credit: Daniel w Fletcher
Photo credit: Daniel w Fletcher

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of LFWM going all-digital, the event’s key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Manufacturing was one of the biggest challenges this season. When lockdown set in all of the factories started to close, but this collection was made possible by the amazing seamstresses I’ve worked with directly, sending them fabrics and patterns so they could work from home. This collection is a testament to their skill and dedication.

What’s been the biggest opportunity?

I saw this as an opportunity to be more conscious of how much I was putting out into the world, not making looks that would go no further than the

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H&M, ModCloth, Richer Poorer & More

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We’ve made our Fourth of July sales plans, and may we just say, there’s a ton of fantastic fashion deals happening over the long weekend.

Some that caught our eye include the massive markdowns at H&M, where summer styles are up to 50% off! And ModCloth is offering 30% off regular priced items and an additional 35% off sale stuff! Then, there’s Richer Poorer giving us 50% off select items!

We’ve rounded up the best fashion deals happening over the long weekend. Shop below and enjoy all the good sales!

Best Fourth of July Sales 2020 A to Z

Aerie: Get 

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