As part of our ongoing partnership with LGBTQ+ organisation QUEERCIRCLE, we commissioned photographer Jeff Hahn to capture a series of portraits of queer artists and activists wearing our ‘Touch Me’ scarf, designed in collaboration with Jakob Rowlinson - each in their own inimitable style.
Alongside the images, taken outside the new QUEERCIRCLE space in the Greenwich Design District, London, we sat down with each of the portrait sitters to find out about their individual experiences, their creative processes and activism, and what Pride means to them.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK, proceeds from the sale of the ‘Touch Me’ collection will go to support QUEERCIRCLE's ambitions arts, culture and social action programme.
Prinx Silver (they/them/he/him)
Prinx Silver is a campaigner and Spanish drag king sensation, known for his political boylesque numbers seasoned with a hint of comedy and for getting naked on stage. In his own words, he has ‘a jawline so sharp that he runs a diamond-cutting business on the side - to pay the bills!’.
Lex Shu Chan (they/them/she/her)
Lex Shu Chan is a lawyer in the fashion publishing industry, a writer, diversity and inclusion consultant and co-founder of Sachiko & Shu. She was named number one on the INvolve OUTstanding LGBT+ Future Leaders list 2021.
Rafael Perez Evans (he/him)
Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans lives and works in London and Spain. He received a BA (Hons) and MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College and will soon commence an Art Practice PhD at the University of Oxford, kindly supported by the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Award, University of Oxford.
June Lam (he/him)
June Lam is a community organiser, producer, actor, model and multidisciplinary artist of Chinese and Vietnamese ancestry. Living in London, June works across performance, dance, sculpture and collage.
Brock DeHaven is a freelance photographer, creative director and model based in Los Angeles. Brock recently took a road trip along the Californian coast with his Begg x Co essentials.
We ask Brock about his favourite places to explore and his travel must-haves.
Leyla Josephine is a poet, film and theatre maker based in Ayrshire, Scotland. Leyla wrote 'This Place is a Gallus Woman' for Burns Night 2022, here she shares an insight into her work and inspiration.