An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus

For the third edition of the Annual OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards, OUT Magazine threw a party New York style. Held on Wednesday, July 25 at Stir 37, the event presented by Lexus was hosted by OUT Magazine Fashion and Market Editor., Michael Cook.

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Wearing suit by David Hart, Shirt by INC and boots by Florsheim

The competition objective is to find talented designers on the cutting edge of fashion. Oh boy, and did we see innovation! From the avant-garde street style pieces from Kevin Jaedon (former Nasty Pig designer) to the playful way of using sheer fabrics by Kris Harring, not to mention the astonishing designs of Grayling Purnell.

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Kris Harring’s Designs

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus

The diverse list of LGBTQ designer contestants were to incorporated Lexus’ design pillars: imagination, craftsmanship, human-minded into their mini-collections. And they showed those to New York finest and a panel of judges including Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel of Parke & Ronen, OUT Editor in Chief Aaron Hicklin and journalist Cynthia Tenhouse of Lexus

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Ronen Jehezkel, Parke Lutter of Parke & Ronen, Kris Harrings, Cynthia Tenhouse of Lexus and OUT Editor in Chief Aaron Hicklin

At the end of the evening, designer Kris Harring was announced the winner. She will go now under a six-week mentorship to design a capsule collection for Parke & Ronen, to will be featured in an upcoming issue of OUT.

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Jorge Gallegos and artist Pissy Pussy

When asked why she should be OUT next Fashion Vanguard, she said, “The future of fashion is fluent, just like me. I’m just glad to be part of the conversation.”

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Actor Nik Dodani
An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Ronen, Jorge Gallegos and Parke Lee
An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus
Jorge Gallegos, Everett Williams and Nicholas Scarpinato

Besides the runway show from the contestants, guests – including actor Nik Dodani, artist Pissy Pussy, OUT Managing Editor R. Kurt Osenlund, drag queen Marti Cummings, blogger Everett Williams and yours truly, were able to admire Lexus’ most chic vehicles on display and the dance to the beat of the music of DJ Soda Pop.

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus

An Inside Look At the 2018 OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards Presented By Lexus Without a doubt, the 2018 Fashion Vanguard Awards was one of those New York parties that reminded me of how much I miss the city. Therefore, I was thrilled to be there.

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