Date(s) - 02/14//2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OPEN CALL FOR ILLEGAL CITIZEN ARTISTS, POETS, DESIGNERS, AND MODELS
(PRIOR ILLEGAL FOLK QUALIFY).
Maximum Seven fashion works and / or accessories per designer
Email Electronic Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Illegal hands, volunteers, technicians and photographers wanted. Your participation can be put on your resumè.
Pseudonyms and Nome-de-guerre accepted. All submissions will be kept secret and away from federal and shady authorities.
ILLEGAL FASHION MANIFESTO
Our existence is not a crime. We represent the new unapologetic, loud, bicultural, creative Illegal Fashion Force. We maintain our present culture reigning with pride in this new social movement.
We design and manufacture political fashion. What we wear is political. What we think is political. You make us political.
We are existential, poetic, and mad for freedom. We wear who we are. We wear clothing that says more, not less. We wear clothing that says, “Look at me—beautiful, illegal. Stop ignoring us.”
We demand our existence be legalized. We are millions. Art like us is migrant, unstoppable as water. We stopped sewing your clothing, cleaning your homes, walking your dogs. We are the new kids on the block, makers and innovators.
You exploited us and now you must legalize us.
Fashion is our identity card.
Run begins at 6pm sharp in the WhiteBox basement area and will crawl up to the main exhibition space continuing on to Broome St. proper, parading right into a stump at the Sarah Delano Roosevelt Park.
Orators and special guests will address the Sanctuary situation in the Downtown LES / Chinatown Latino, Chinese and Asian communities.
Open mic and Valentine’s party to follow!
Part of the proceeds from sales of garments will benefit a downtown Sanctuary Center TBD.
AMIGOS Y COLEGAS, LA LUCHA CONTINÚA.