Fashion industry in India was the first to accept the Queer lifestyle. More than a revolution, it was the acceptance. The Queer fashion is rocking the ramp but we do not know if India is ready for it yet. In 2018, The Lakme Fashion Week broke all the stereotype and had the Queer fashion style as their theme. Many top fashion brands in India openly had Queer models and started making clothes for Queer as a separate fashion section.
The newbies in the Indian Fashion industry are not the first to implement and engage with the gender narratives. India’s ace designer Rohit Bal came out of the closet in 1990 that he is Gay and that he need not have the need to hide his sexuality. James Ferreira – designer and founder of the James Ferreira designer label was one of the first designers of Indian fashion in media business was a Queer. These designers had that touch of Queer fashion to their pieces of work.
But today the Queer culture and lifestyle is evident in the work of Param Sahib that shows us what the new Fashion is all about. Designer Param Sahib is the ‘Maximalist Designer.’ As a gender conformist Param Sahib on his Instagram account frequently puts it out that his gender is not anybody’s business.
Apart from his clothing line which is colourful and dynamic, his own fashion style is colourful because he says that colours are not fashion but a lifestyle. Here are few posts that shows the loud Queer Fashion.