2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Queer Style: Visual Activism and Fashion’s Frontier

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST


From butch wedding suits to gender-neutral collections featured on fashion week runways, queer style has become a multi-million dollar industry on crowd funding alone. However, queer style is more than just a business and a trend; it is a social movement. dapperQ, the leading style website for masculine presenting women and trans* identified individuals, will host a panel that will explore queer style as an enigmatic art form that is the new fashion frontier and examine queer style as visual activism that creates positive social change. Attendees will gain knowledge about how to succeed in this growing market using approaches that are effective and culturally competent.

Photo Credit: Bex Wade

Hashtags: #sxsw #dapperQ


Aja Aguirre at SXSW

Aja Aguirre



Aja Aguirre is the beauty editor for Autostraddle, an independently owned, award-winning online magazine for LGBTQ women, and was thrilled to be recently named as the Brand Scout for Volition Beaut...

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Anita Dolce Vita  at SXSW

Anita Dolce Vita



Anita Dolce Vita is a fashion and culture blogger and the Owner, Creative Director, and Editor-in-Chief of dapperQ.com, the world's most widely read style website for masculine and androgynous pres...

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Leon Wu at SXSW

Leon Wu

Founder & CEO

Sharpe Suiting

Leon Wu is the CEO and Founder of agender luxury clothing label Sharpe, which creates custom and ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and lifestyle products. Two years ago, inspired by the LGBTQ co...

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Sonny Oram at SXSW

Sonny Oram

Founding Editor


Deemed a "queer style expert" by The Advocate, Sonny founded Qwear in 2011. Sonny has gained international recognition for their work in queer fashion with interviews in Buzzfeed, S Moda, The Huffi...

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