"Bottom line, I have a lot of respect for Karlie."
"This is makeup made so that a range of different people can wear [it], from office workers to construction workers to drag queens."
The brand, cheekily called "Coverboy," consists of lashes, lipsticks and glitter.
Having a platform like Pursuit not only creates a space for queer designers, but it also allows queer audiences access to them in a way that traditional shows at NYFW do not.
The demand is up, and the supply seems to be following suit — that's all good news, right? It depends on how you look at it.
Two of the show's most stylish queens discuss their fashion habits for both themselves and their on-stage personas.
"It is a cultural moment that has the possibility to transform and change the conversation. That's intentional. I knew it was possible. I didn't think that it was still so necessary."
We turned to top industry experts for some firsthand advice.
The fashion was just as good as the moves.
By carving out a uniquely "by queer/for queer" model, they've been able to create a profitable and sustainable ecosystem that did not exist at anywhere near this scale a decade ago.
"Drag queens and people, they want the same thing: We all want products that work well, that are priced well and are fun to apply."
The challenge of interpreting something that is often described best as a "you know it when you see it" type of sensibility will likely cause attendees (and their teams) more stress than in previous years.
"We want to support trans designers and entrepreneurs. We want to use our resources to uplift our community. And we want to represent ourselves."
Stylist Rebecca Grice also shares her favorite size-inclusive brands.
Her lawsuit against Missguided has raised some questions.
"People don’t always see you as an actual human being; they see you as something that can fit into their narrative."
Luci Wilden of Knots & Vibes finds the fast fashion brand's crochet dress too similar to her own.
The suit claims managers at the brand's West Hollywood location called non-celebrity Black shoppers "Serena."