Kinky Boots Tony winner Billy Porter has collaborated with Oday Shakar's Kaftko to design a Pride-themed collection for 2022, launching June 10 at 1 PM ET. See Porter model the collection's bedazzled rainbow caftan below.
Founded by Shakar in 2020, Kaftko pairs bold, original prints with gender non-conforming resort and loungewear, aimed at men, women, and Trans clientele. The Billy Porter x Kaftko Pride Collection gives that mission a disco glam flair, complete with a sparkly rainbow design perfect for any Pride event.
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Porter's collection is Kaftko's third annual Pride Campaign, which donates a portion of proceeds from a special Pride-themed design to a LGBTQ+ charitable organization. Porter's design will support The Trevor Project.
See Porter modeling the collection's caftan below:
A 2022 Tony nominee as a co-producer on Broadway's A Strange Loop, Porter is a Tony winner for his performance in Kinky Boots, and has also appeared on the Main Stem in Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Shuffle Along. On screen, Porter became the first openly gay, Black man to be nominated and win a Primtime Emmy Award in a leading category, for his work on FX's Pose.
The launch of the Kaftko x Billy Porter Pride Collection comes as Porter prepares to make his screen directorial debut, with his Anything Possible set to release globally on Prime Video July 22. The romantic comedy follows a Trans teen maneuvering the complexities of love and teenage life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Porter's own home town. The Broadway favorite has also directed for the stage, most recently with New York City Center Encores!' The Life.
The Kaftko x Billy Porter Pride Collection will be available at Kaftko.com from 1 PM ET June 10.