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MANIFESTO


QUEER ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A MEANS OF DEFENSE. 

WILLIENORRISWORKSHOP IS interested in de-centering static and stable conceptions of business structures and examining how queer principles can exist at the core of a business operating within the apparel industry. We refuse dogmatic conventions of any kind and believe that creating our own path is the only form of luxury.


 CLOTHES AND COMMUNITY.

WILLIENORRISWORKSHOP AIMS to celebrate, honor and indulge queer identity by prioritizing the collective capital of LGBTQ+ people, rather than the external forcers that seek to capitalize on them. We effusively refuse the idea of community requiring a "buy-in," and consider the funding of  free community programming , public-domain resources and direct action initiatives to be part of our business plan. Fuck rainbow capitalism.


MASTER THE MESSAGE.

 WILLIENORRISWORKSHOP VIEWS the propagation of our message (rather than financial growth via economics of scale) as the truest indicator of our succcess. Our goal is not to create a brand, it is to create a template.



HELMUT LANG X WILLIE NORRIS

RUNWAY 1

JUN.13,2019 - NEW YORK CITY


 "During New York designer Willie Norris' inaugural fashion show for his first complete unisex collection, multiple stars came into crystal clear alignment. You had to be there for the presentation of his eponymous line. The setting: experimental nonprofit gallery space La Mama Galleria in the East Village. The scene: fashion lovers, select insiders, influencer types, underground performers, and an engaged, impassioned queer community."

-Michael Love Michael


photo by Eli Schmidt

  RUNWAY 1- VIDEO

  RUNWAY 1 - BACKSTAGE

Photos 1-12 by Eli Schmidt, 13 + 14 by Matthew Dean Stewart


  RUNAWY 1 - CREDITS


STYLING AND CASTING  Willie Norris 

JEWELRY  Guelmo Rosa for WNWS

ACCESSORIES  WNWS

SHOES  Blundstones modified by WNWS

HAIR  Sera Sloane for R+Co 

MAKEUP  Marina Christine for AVEDA 

VIDEOGRAPHER  Alfonso Jaramillo 

MUSIC  Anthony Dicapua 

RUNWAY PHOTOGRAPHY  Hunter Abrams

BACKSTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY  Eli Schmidt

BACKSTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY  Dustin Pittman

LIGHTING  Prospect Lighting 

SHOW PAMPHLET DESIGN  Sarah Smith 

SHOW DIRECTOR  Lynne O' Neill 

BACKSTAGE ASSISTANTS  Stephanie Jaworski and Jean-Luc Oliver 

SPECIAL THANKS TO  Lee Copperwheat, Lindsey Solomon, George Keeler, Jinhee, Outlier, Katie Zanin, Kirby Duncan, Kyle Landman, Dave Bruno, Cole Serrano, Christine Sharifian, Lauren Piven, Lauren Regan


This collection was produced in NEW YORK CITY using deadstockfabric and re-purposed clothing exclusively.


JULY 2020


 On FRIDAY, JUNE 12 HELMUT LANGUAGE by WILLIE NORRIS was announced



The 6 piece collection is available to purchase now on WWW.HELMUTLANG.COM and BLOOMINGDALES.



VOGUE.COM's STEFF YOTKA covered the Helmut Language launch in her THURSDAY, JUNE 15th article titled, “I’m a Vehicle for Getting This Message Out”—Willie Norris Creates Clothes That Celebrate Queerness."  



...and on SUNDAY JUNE 21, GARAGE Magazine published an article titled, "Willie Norris Wants You to Know "With Practice You Can Learn to Say Anything,"  that featured a discussion between WN and his charlatan muse, CHARLENE INCARNATE, moderated by LAIA GARCIA-FURTADO. The article discussed how a year-old tweet from CHARLENE was the unlikely inspiration and genesis for Helmut Language. The story featured photos of Char in the collection, shot by our friend BLEW VELVET in Tennessee.


PROMO

PROMOHOMO PRINTED S/S TEE - WHITE

$35

PROMOHOMO PRINTED S/S TEE - BLACK

$35

WHAT IS HET S/S TEE - WHITE

$35

PROMOHOMO PRINTED LS TEE - WHITE

$45

PROMOHOMO PRINTED L/S TEE - BLACK

$45

WHAT IS HET L/S TEE - WHITE

$45

QUEER | CAPITAL S/S TEE - WHITE

$35

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME S/S POCKET TEE - BLK

$35

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME S/S POCKET TEE-  WHT

$35

WHAT IS HET L/S TEE - BLACK

$45

WHAT IS HET S/S TEE - BLACK

$35

QUEER | CAPITAL S/S TEE - BLACK

$35



NEWSLETTER

CONTACT


For all customer-related inquiries 

(shipping and order status, sizing, product availabiliy, etc)

CUSTOMER (AT) WILLIENORRISWORK (DOT) SHOP


To talk ideas

WILLIE (AT) WILLIENORRISWORK (DOT) SHOP


For all media-related inquiries

PRESS (AT) WILLIENORRISWORK (DOT) SHOP


To get involved

WORK (AT) WILLIENORRISWORK (DOT) SHOP



SHIPPING

Due to COVID-19 we have adjusted our shipping schedule and return policy as follows:

  • Orders will be processed as quickly as possible, but please allow up to 5 days for your order to be processed. In most cases we are shipping within 1-2 days of purchase.

  • Please note there is only ever one person in our studio at a time for the forseeable future. All orders are packed by a masked and gloved worker.

  • For the time being, all returns and exchanges will be evaluated on an individual basis. Please think of purchases made for the forseeable future as FINAL SALE. (We of course will replace any defective products, etc.)

  • Local pickup is not available right now and we cannot hold packages for future pickups. All orders must be shipped. 

TERMS

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