BY SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES WE FURTHER CONNECT AS A COMMUNITY AND HELP TO EMPOWER THOSE WHO HAVE YET TO BE HEARD. WE DECLARE SPACE AS OUR OWN AND CONTINUE TO GROW AS INDIVIDUALS. TAKE PART IN THIS PROCESS OF RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION BY DEFINING YOUR OWN DRESS CODE.

CALL TO ACTION

Dress. Code. doesn't end with twenty-eight people. It's a concept that anyone can define for themselves. It's a process to understanding who you are and why you identify the way that you do. It's uncovering the standards we find ourselves adapting to. Who is it that we are trying to please, to shrink from, to make comfortable?

This process can be private, but if you feel compelled to share your story please send your images and written reflection here. You can follow the questions associated with the portraits or write however you see fit.

THE PROMPT — STEP 1: DEFINE SOCIETY

Define society, who or what is the force that you find yourself adapting to? Who's standards are you allowing to define you? Society can be your family, friends, partners, coworkers, school, workspaces, cities, states, countries, absolutely anyone or anything.

THE PROMPT — STEP 2: THE WHY

Pay attention to how you feel everyday in what you are wearing. Begin asking yourself "why" to everything you do and style on your body: clothing, makeup, accessories, body hair, body modifications, hairstyles, skincare, etc.

THE PROMPT — STEP 3: CREATE TWO LOOKS

Style and photograph two looks. Look 1 represents how you need to look for how you've defined society. Look 2 represents you in your truest form, how you identify and want to be perceived.

FAQ

If you have any questions not listed please reach out by email here.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE SUBMISSIONS?

Submissions may be shown on the site as well as an Instagram account dedicated to this series. If there is something you don't want shared with the public do not include it in your images or written reflections.

DO SUBMISSIONS NEED TO LOOK LIKE THE ORIGINAL SERIES?

Absolutely not. Submissions do not need to be professionally photographed or edited. However you want to capture those two looks is up to you.

WILL SUBMISSIONS BE EDITED?

No. Whatever images you submit is how they'll be displayed on the site and Instagram. The only visual change may be the way the image is cropped.

WHEN WILL THE SUBMISSION BE PUBLIC?

Unknown as posting the images will depend on how many submissions are received.