Christian Cowan and Lil Nas X’s Unisex Collection Will Give Back to Atlanta’s Black Queer Youth

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Surprise! Christian Cowan is teaming up with Lil Nas X for a unisex ready-to-wear collection. Another amazing thing? The collection will benefit Atlanta’s Black queer youth community through the creation of a fund at the Loveland Foundation. We spoke to the designer about the new collection and if teaming up with a charity was something both he and Lil Nas X were set on doing for the collection. “We were both really keen on this from the beginning. It’s a pleasure to be able to use our platforms to help a cause that is so close to both of our hearts as queer men,” Christian told us.

Chrisitan first shot to fame after creating a pink glitter suit for Lady Gaga in 2014. Since then, his glamorous creations have been seen on Cardi B, BeyoncĂ©, Miley Cyrus, and, of course, Lil Nas X. It makes sense that this duo got together for a collaboration after a friendship sparked while creating Nas’s sequined-viral moment at the 2019 MTV VMA Awards. “LNX and I had worked together with his amazing stylist Hodo Musa for the VMA’s. I knew I wanted to do a collaboration for charity, so when it came to deciding who to ask, I had one name on my mind, Lil Nas X. I think culturally he is so important, he’s breaking boundaries within music between genres. He’s a true trailblazer. He was so involved in every step of the process, and has such a flare for design,” Christian revealed.

Keep reading to see the gorgeous imagery from the campaign and read more from our interview ahead.


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