BY JEN WOO
Lesbians identifying as butch or butch lovers filled Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland for ButchLYFE: All Stud Fashion show, celebrating butch fashion and lifestyles. As part of the third “What is Butch Campaign”, the event brought together a plethora of designers including Haute Butch, St. Harridan, Show and Tell Concept Shop, Distinguished Cravat, Cover Your Assets, Tomboy Fresh, Lady Lovers, Love All My Fans, JFE Creative and Original Tomboy.
Brought together by The FLY Society and fiveTEN Oakland Events, the show aimed to end stereotypes, judgments and biased classifications mainstream society has imposed on butch women and trans-masculine persons. As an ever-increasing market, butch fashion remains mostly untapped, aside from these few designers who came together to open minds and redefine the meaning of butch.
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