You are what you wear: “Through my clothing I wish to express the gray area in gender that I believe exists and push it boundaries as to who is intended to wear what item of clothing. Whenever sometime tells me “Well isn’t that a girl’s dress?” I kindly reply “No, it’s mine because I bought it.” I love to mix textures and patterns because my style derives more from Diana Vreeland school of fashion where “the eye must travel” as apposed to the Coco Chanel school of style where you should “take one accessory off before leaving the house.”

In clothing I first look for quality, in the stitching and in the fabric. To me that is the MOST important thing about any garment, is that it will last. Secondly, being a gender queer individual I like to look for clothing that can be versatile and can be worn or styled different ways in order to meet my day to day needs as to whether I’m feeling more masculine, feminine, or somewhere in between.

I also love shopping for vintage or secondhand designer items that I love to pair with more regular or affordable clothing in order to demonstrate a balance in which nice clothing can be bought but you can’t buy style.

When checking labels I’m not as curious as where the garment was made or what country it came from as to who made it and based on my own intuition the care that went into making a garment. Most of things I currently like to wear other than a few staple pieces from stores such as H&M, Forever 21, or American Apparel, I like to shop in consignment stores or thrift shops, so I’m more focused on the care of the piece I’m buying.”

You are what you wear™ is a celebration of individuality and fashion. The catalogue of full-body fashion photographs is our tribute to the remarkable diversity in the way people from around the globe dress and to the individuality of sartorial taste. But there are other and more ponderous reasons to why it’s important to think about what we’re wearing.

You are what you wear is an ongoing campaign dedicated to improving the conditions of workers in the international fashion industry and to raise awareness about the environmental impact of the industry in countries such as Bangladesh or China.

After photographing people we kindly asked them to strip down to check where their clothes was manufactured:

Sandals: U.S.A.
Dress: Vietnam.
Underwear: China.
Pants: U.S.A.
Socks: Bangladesh.