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Made in NYC Celebrates Pride : A/C SPACE

Made in NYC Celebrates Pride : A/C SPACE

Wednesday, June 19 2019

Reclaimed Fabric Becomes Genderless Streetwear

A/C SPACE is a genderless streetwear line made with a sustainable edge. Using deadstock fabrics and trims that would otherwise be destined for landfills, A/C SPACE re-purposes perfectly usable materials to make apparel for all backgrounds and identities.

By using reclaimed materials, each design is unique and no creation is the same. As a genderless streetwear line, A/C SPACE offers clothing that is inclusive to all, and celebrates genderfluid excellence.

A/C SPACE was started by NYC-based designer Angie Chuang. Inspired by her Taiwanese-American background, Chuang’s collection is “an homage to the clothes my grandfather in Kaohsiung would wear, the walks my grandmother and I had amongst pineapple fields and watching Sailor Moon with my sister who inspires me with her love of anime and cosplay.” Born in New York City as the child of Taiwanese immigrants, Angie Chuang was introduced to the fashion industry by her mother. “[My mom] dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, and then she passed her passion on to me. A lot of what I do is [about] making people feel like themselves and helping them see who they are,” Chuang said in an interview with GOMAG in 2016.

Since 2014, A/C SPACE has partnered with dapperQ, one of the world’s most widely read digital queer style magazines, participating in panels and fashion shows, celebrating the full spectrum of queer style. Their fashion line has been featured at dapperQ shows dating back to the magazine’s first ever multi-brand show in New York at The Avenue back in March 2014, and most recently at the New York Fashion Week Queer Style Runway Show at the Brooklyn Museum in September 2018.

To learn more about A/C SPACE, check them out at the Queer Style as Visual Activism Panel curated by dapperQ and sponsored by Airbnb on Friday, June 28th, at 5pm. They will be presenting alongside four other designers leading the conversation on queer fashion in New York City: STUZO Clothing, Play Out, Kirrin Finch, and SALT.