NO SESSO, gender-neutral clothing company, seeks to expand
Pierre Davis, a 27-year old Los Angeles-based fashion designer, has created a new clothing brand that doesn’t rely on the gender binary.
The brand, NO SESSO (Italian for ‘No Sex’/’No Gender’), seeks to create ‘a world of fashion and art inclusive of LGBTQ and ethnic identities.’
‘Everyone needs clothing that makes them feel comfortable, clothing that makes them feel safe,’ Davis told The Fader. ‘I create clothes for masculine people who want to appear more feminine, feminine people who want to appear more masculine, and everything in between.’
Comprised of Davis and their three close friends (Leo King, J. Sims, and Arin Hayes), the clothing company utilizes different prints and fabrics to create unique pieces for people of all sizes and gender identities.
Starting off in Seattle in 2013, NO SESSO relaunched in Los Angeles in 2015. The brand puts out multiple collections each season and even creates custom pieces for art exhibits and events.
Davis, who began drawing as a child and learned to sew in high school, hand-stitches each article of clothing made.
‘One of my goals for the brand is to make luxury designer garments accessible to those who often see themselves left out of the luxury design industry,’ says Davis. ‘I also want to be able to give back and donate to organizations that help homeless trans women of color and sex workers.’
Now, NO SESSO is looking to expand to New York. According to their YouCaring page, the brand will host a pop-up shop in Brooklyn in early June.
Check out some of NO SESSO’s designs below.