Designer Creates Empowering Patch Collection For The Trans Community
What do you do as a young non binary person in a world where most people don't even know what that means? The term "non binary" is quit new to the people standing outside of the queer community. Being non binary means that someone doesn't identify themselves with either of the binary genders known as "man" and "woman", but feel like somewhere in between genders. As for all minorities, it takes the majority quit a while to catch up with the rules of playing along: for non binary people a big issue is for an example that cis people forget to use the right pronouns in conversations. The word "cis" is a term used for people who identify with the gender they were assigned with at birth. The binary pronouns are "he/him" and "she/her" whereas non binary people usually prefer "they/them" as they aren't conforming to any specific gender.
Danish designer Sofie Riise has for her BA project from Design School Kolding solved some of the issues that trans and non binary people deal with by combining communication and fashion in a sweet symphony of embroidered patches. With quotes like "Not a drag, just a queen", "I'm not your fetish" and a pronoun tag with "they/them", Sofie gives the non binary and trans people a progressive tool to communicate with the people who aren't yet aware of their struggles.
With help from Hamburg based photographer Brit The Kid and Hamburg based model Jonathan Valentin Luca, the patches look elegant, current and fresh and finally they are a statement in queer streetwear.