Artist Top 10 Category is….Strange

I, Kico Le Strange, am an artist, performer, fashion designer and a studio manager of Real Time & Space, living and working in the Bay Area. With more than 10 years of sewing and garment construction under my belt I have selected 10 looks that represent my fashion journey from start to now, sectioned into categories that reference ballroom culture.

“In real life you can’t get a job as an executive unless you have the educational background and the opportunity. Now the fact that you are not an executive is merely because of the social standing of life.

In a ballroom you can be anything you want.

You are not really an executive but you’re looking like an executive and therefore you are showing the straight world I can be an executive. If I had the opportunity I could be one because I can look it and that is like a fulfillment.” Dorian Corey, Paris Is Burning 1990.

My whole life, fantasy and fantasizing my reality is how I live, thrive, evolve and survive. The concept of ballroom and the believability in what you present as you walk a category feels very much like fantasy-to-reality. As in, I must think it to be it and not just think it, but truly feel and know you can be that and much, much more.