This year Jaguar and Company Clothier (JagandCo) along with several other designers had an amazing opportunity to springboard fashion in redefining masculinity. DapperQ turned the Brooklyn Museum into their stage with “(un)Heeled,” the online magazine’s largest fashion show to date which celebrated androgynous and masculine fashion for women and trans masculine folks. Like ying and yang, the show paired well the museum’s current exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe.
DapperQ – the fashion, lifestyle, and empowerment website for masculine presenting women and trans-identified individuals – have been helping inspire, as well as tutoring women in the realm of androgynous style for nearly six years.
Among those featured was JagandCo, “the bespoke tailoring company for the masculine identified gender and some in between.” Earlier this year, two of their bespoke jackets made it into the Red Carpet with Steven Spielberg’s Lucky Seven star Luis Antonio Ramos as well as appeared on the Cathy Lee and Hoda Show where the custom Admiral’s Jacket w/hanging suspender’s was well received. Ironically, it’s not just the queer folks talking about JagandCo, the straight community seem to love Jagandco’s innovation.
JagandCo was founded by E Jaguar Beckford who recently celebrated the launch of Rainbow Fashion Week earlier this year in June. The designer is slated to produce the annual fashion week again June 19-26, 2015. Since the start of Beckford’s company in February of 2013, Beckford has managed to specialize in masculine and feminine, while at the same time — boasting a collection that combines the artistic beauty of vibrant patterns with luxurious fabrics such as cotton voile, silk, and wool, to produce a dual style of vintage chic meets contemporary. Being an experienced contract negotiator for artists, its also a strong advocate to guide them in developing their brands.
Beckford launched Rainbow Fashion Week last June to spotlight menswear-inspired clothing line, Jaguar and Company, and help underrepresented designers, models, stylists, filmmakers and other creative types gain exposure. Next year’s Rainbow Fashion Week will bring together 14 great fashion themed shows for the upcoming fashion, film, technology and entertainment community. Their launch this year received a proclamation from Mayor Bill DeBlasio.