When fashion and social justice initiatives intersect, powerful and forward-thinking collaborations oft arise. Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh™—the contemporary, vision-driven clothing and lifestyle brand—honors LGBTQIA+ History Month in collaboration with Trinice McNally, Black Queer Feminist Migrant & Survivor, with an “I Support All Forms of Love” Pride capsule collection. McNally—a nationally recognized leader, student affairs professional, organizer, and creative committed to liberating and supporting oppressed peoples—teamed up with Founder and Creative Director of Off-White™, Virgil Abloh, to celebrate the historical impact the LGBTQIA+ community has had on the fashion industry.
The “I Support All Forms of Love” collection, featuring special edition merchandise, aims to bring forward diverse Black LGBTQ-identified activists while contributing to social change and raising funds to support the Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project (BLMP). A Black Queer & Trans Migrant led independent organization, BLMP is sponsored by the Transgender Law Center which works towards ensuring the true freedom of all Black people through community building, political education, and organizing across borders. The collection, with 100% of the proceeds going to support the BLMP, is available now at www.off—white.com, www.farfetch.com, and Off-White™ flagship stores in New York, Miami, and Las Vegas.
“For far too long Black & Brown LGBTQ+ people have been invisibilized & robbed of their self-determination,” says McNally, activist and longstanding partner of Off-White™. “Tearing down oppressive systems and creating art & projects that amplify marginalized voices is an honor and my duty.”
This collaboration comes as the fourth installment of Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh™’s initiative program, PSA. Through PSA, Abloh and his team collaborate with various social organizations to raise awareness and funds in support of Black communities. This time commemorating October’s LGBTQIA+ History Month—and the efforts of LGBTQIA+ and non-binary activists, educators, poets, and creatives who have fought and continue to fight at the intersection of racial and gender justice—the capsule collection honors equal rights and social justice activists including Uchechukwu Onwa, Aneiry Simonnaeh, and Kade Cahe.
“During this moment of LGBTQIA+ History Month, we honor those who have dedicated their life work to creating a safer space for us all,” says Abloh. “It is vital that we continue to work together to continue their legacies in uplifting all persons, and support our peers who are leading the way in this battle.”