Transgender Fashion Inspiration | 5 Trans People With Killer Style

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The movement for transgender visibility is going strong with trans people finding opportunities of representation in television, film and music. As individuals in the public eye, these talented trans figures assert their intentions and with the ever growing visibility of transgender artists and talent, we’re sharing some of our trans stars’ with killer style.

L-R Indya bold in a stunning blood orange ombre Iris Van Herpen gown, for Elle in a black snatched Louis Vuitton bustier top and belt combo, feminine and flirty in a midriff baring pastel gingham outfit at Prabal Gurung S/S 2020 and dark and intense…

Indya Moore. They/Them. Non-binary

L-R Indya bold in a stunning blood orange ombre Iris Van Herpen gown, for Elle in a black snatched Louis Vuitton bustier top and belt combo, feminine and flirty in a midriff baring pastel gingham outfit at Prabal Gurung S/S 2020 and dark and intense look in the Savage X Fenty 2020 show

 

Indya Moore is a model, actor and activist born and raised in the Bronx. They starred in the Netflix original series “Pose”, a story centered around the New York City queer POC ball culture. As a trans person of color, Indya Moore uses their platform to open discussion about racial and transphobic violence in today’s society. They have featured and campaigned for brands such as Fenty and Louis Vuitton, bringing trans talent to the front row of the fashion industry as well as film and television.


L-R Chella in bold bubblegum pink at Claudia Li NYFW, Chella's Jack from "Titanic" look in suspenders and white lace up shirt, at Gucci Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 in a 1970s inspired look wearing a houndstooth long coat, brown patterned swe…

Chella Man. He/Him. Trans man

L-R Chella in bold bubblegum pink at Claudia Li NYFW, Chella’s Jack from “Titanic” look in suspenders and white lace up shirt, at Gucci Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 in a 1970s inspired look wearing a houndstooth long coat, brown patterned sweater, and purple corduroy pants and showing off his tattoos in a casual all black fit.

 

Model and actor on the series Titan, Chella Man is also an activist for both the trans and disabled community. Being in the public eye is his way of fighting for rights and respect as a deaf trans person of color. His personal style is a mix of “skater boy who goes vintage shopping” and “vintage shopper who skateboards”. As a trans man, simply not wearing a shirt is as bold as a full Gucci outfit in Chella Man’s wardrobe.


L-R Hunter looking fierce and sharp in a Rick Owens burgundy draping dress and burgundy shining platform thigh high boots, sleek and chic in a beige trench coat and dress at Burberry Fall/Winter 2020, in mossy green blouse and pants showing off a wh…

Hunter Schafer. She/Her. Trans woman

L-R Hunter looking fierce and sharp in a Rick Owens burgundy draping dress and burgundy shining platform thigh high boots, sleek and chic in a beige trench coat and dress at Burberry Fall/Winter 2020, in mossy green blouse and pants showing off a white pair of Margiela heels for Allure and in a semi sheer top, red and white printed skirt, and white Margiela tabby boots.

 

Having walked in shows for brands such as Maison Margiela, Rick Owens and Helmut Lang prior to joining the cast of Euphoria Hunter Schafer is on her way to becoming one of the first transgender It Girls. Her style is what you would expect of today’s top model; posh and polished but with an edge of experimentation.


L-R Cyberpunk-cowboy outfit wearing shiny silver pants, cowboy hat, and platform heeled boots, for Highsnobiety in an all black punk streetwear/tech-wear combination outfit, giving an early 2000s skater boy look in a green flame button up and latex …

Dorian Electra. They/Them. Genderfluid

L-R Cyberpunk-cowboy outfit wearing shiny silver pants, cowboy hat, and platform heeled boots, for Highsnobiety in an all black punk streetwear/tech-wear combination outfit, giving an early 2000s skater boy look in a green flame button up and latex leather pants and showing off their painted ripped jeans and red and black Koi Footwear oxford platforms.

 

As seen in songs with names like “Man to Man” and “Adam and Steve”, Dorian Electra uses electro-pop beats to critique patriarchal society in relation to homophobia and transphobia. Their music uses autotune as an instrument that assists in calling back early 2000s emo pop and cyber goth techno and perform gender. To Dorian Electra, gender is something to try on and have fun with just like clothes.


L-R Kim Petras in a black and pink animal print one shoulder dress at the VMAs, giving glamour for Galore Magazine in a blue velvet top and skirt, and gold accented shoes and accessories, serving "Clueless" vibes in a pink plaid blazer-pants set on …

Kim Petras. She/Her. Trans woman

L-R Kim Petras in a black and pink animal print one shoulder dress at the VMAs, giving glamour for Galore Magazine in a blue velvet top and skirt, and gold accented shoes and accessories, serving “Clueless” vibes in a pink plaid blazer-pants set on her way to NYFW and looking sweet and sugary in a baby blue and pastel pink two piece set at Manchester Pride 2019.

 

Kim Petras started writing music in her bedroom when she was young with her career truly taking off in 2017. Her music is pop to its core with the energy of early 2000s dance-pop reflective of her love for music when she was a teenager. Much like her music, her style is pop –like Barbie met Ariana Grande then shared wardrobes. In this style, Kim Petras is an unapologetic trans pink pop icon.

–Julia Yi

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