Queer Fashion Week is the brainchild of Miz Chris, one of the preeminent producers of queer events in the US. The mission of Queer Fashion Week is to showcase designers, hairstylists and makeup artists who are creating fashion for all types of bodies and genders.
I’m so excited for this event! I LOVE QUEER FASHION and Miz Chris knows how to do it right. Buy your tickets here and we will see you there, April 16-19.
I caught up with Miz Chris and this is what she had to say about QFW:
“Queer Fashion Week is the first of its kind on the U.S. This is our inaugural year and we are super excited. We have 25 designers from over 15 states and 150 models from over 25 different states. Our host hotel is The Washington Inn (I can’t wait until downtown Oakland gets some new hotels, hopefully). We have four days of events and different venues (Parliament, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, American Steel Studios and Qulture Collective). It has been really an amazing experience for me. I produce many large scale events throughout the Bay Area and Oregon for the LGBTQ community.
When I imagined this event last October I didn’t know it would be so well received. It is really groundbreaking and an event we will be doing every year here in Oakland. I think it will grow and grow and grow. I think Queer Fashion Week fills a void within the Fashion Industry as Cory Wade (who is in the show) talked about in this interview.
I think the vision I have is to highlight queer designers and models and to provide a space for them to showcase. We have both designers and models who have designed and walked for the NY runways, as well as newbies who are showing and walking for the first time. Pulling these two groups together to network with each other and providing them an experience to network with each other is, I hope, an amazing and empowering experience.”
About Miz Chris: Miz Chris is the founder of EDEN Pride Events and co-founder of fiveTEN Oakland Events. She works in the technology industry consulting for large state and corporate business throughout the United States. She has a BFA from the University of North Texas and an MA from the University of Texas. She produces events for LGBTQIA community, locally, regionally and nationally. Miz Chris is known for producing quality events throughout the United States. Owner of Butch-Femme.com the oldest genderqueer site on the internet, she began her event production career in 2003 with the Butch-Femme Bash in Las Vegas. She then traveled that event to New Orleans, Baltimore, Dallas, Vegas (again) and Oakland. She moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2008 and has been enjoying her time here in the gayest place on earth. Check out the Miz Chris Interview on Epochalips.