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ms carrie stacks.

Meet the British fashion scene queen fighting for queer PoC representation.

Fashion + Words Umar Sarwar

Hair Carl Campbell at Carol Hayes Management

Makeup Sogol Razi using NARS Cosmetics

Fashion Assistants Miranda Mikkola and Solly Warner

Photography Assistant Delali Ayivi

Coat, £2,450, ESCADA.
Photography Hidhir Badaruddin

From enrolling at Central Saint Martins and discovering their queer voice through the art of fashion and personal style, Ms Carrie Stacks has become a formidable creative force – now rightfully synonymous with the London fashion and nightlife scene.

She’s also one of the co-founders of East London’s notorious party PDA, a space for the queer/non-binary PoC community to come together as one and showcase their true creativity and freedom. A place that champions the importance of the individual – something Carrie applies to her fashion, however challenging at times.

“I’ve never really been into labels. Now I’m starting to see it for what it really is, the industry is a business, and the business side of it is not about creativity, the business side isn’t life, it’s not love, it’s a toxic machine,” she tells of her experience as an out queer person of colour. But change is happening While we eagerly await her new project AQEM (Association for Queer Ethnic Minorities), we speak to Carrie about how we need to keep fighting for authentic diversity within the creative fields, how Pose is the new model of representation for many young queer kids, and why Marsha P. Johnson’s legacy will never fade.

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