15 Pride Collections You'd Be Proud to Wear

by Andrew Villagomez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday June 8, 2022

15 Pride Collections You'd Be Proud to Wear
  (Source:Uggs)

As June kicks off a season of Pride celebrations, brands are showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community and taking it further this year by doing more than simply painting their products in rainbow. TikTok shared a communal appreciation for Target's collection that was released this May, as the retail giant partnered with queer brands and artists for a range of Pride attire and goods.

Along with thoughtful designs, several brands have partnered with various LGBTQ+ organizations and nonprofits to show support through campaigns, events, or by offering donations in conjunction with their Pride collection. See stylish designs from brands like UGG, The North Face, Converse, and more below, along with how they are supporting the community.

EyeBuyDirect

The online prescription eyewear retailer has partnered with pop icon Kim Petras for a brand new Pride eyewear collection. Fifteen new styles of colorful and expressive eyewear make the Pride For All collection, which celebrates individuality, true colors, and self-expression. EyeBuyDirect is donating 100% of frame sales from the collection (up to $50,000) from now through June 30 to support The Trevor Project. Ranging from base prices of $19-$80, Kim's favorite styles include the Forever ($49), a clear square frame with rainbow temple metal accents, the Positivity ($32), cat-eye rainbow plastic frames, and the Mandolin ($80), a super lightweight titanium frame with a retro horn shape that mixes a range of blues, purples, pinks and greens in its design.

For more information,visit the EyeBuyDirect website.

UGG

Also supporting The Trevor Project is UGG. The Southern California-based lifestyle brand's "Feel Heard" campaign focuses on the importance of mental health, and has partnered with writer and artist Alok Vaid-Menon (the creator of #DeGenderFashion) and other LGBTQ+ members of its UGG ambassador network to promote the resources The Trevor Project has provided the community for over two decades. To amplify the organization's efforts further, UGG is donating $125,000 and hosting a panel Q&A event with Alok and The Trevor Project at the UGG Fifth Avenue flagship store on June 7.

The collection this season includes an array of all-gender products, from slippers and slides to tee and socks. The Pride Slide ($130) is a statement-making platform sandal with UGG's signature sheepskin insole and two Pride-inspired graphic prints. The Fluff Yeah Pride slipper sandal ($110) features fuzzy printed faux shearling, the signature sheepskin bed, and an outdoor-ready outsole; all in a Pride or Transgender flag camo design. Celebrating from home this year? The Jayleee Fleece Lined Sock ($49.50) is a super comfy soft sock made from ombre yarn that has been lined with plush fleece.

For more information, visit the UGG website.

Skagen Denmark

The Danish watch brand focuses on minimalistic, slim designs, and for Pride they've crafted their iconic Grenen style with a colorful makeover. Part of a limited-edition collection, 100% of sales through June 30 will be donated to InterPride, the international organization that works directly with over 400 LGBTQ+ organizations worldwide to provide grants, resources for human rights, racism and oppression awareness, conference scholarships, and more. The Grenen Pride Limited Edition Three-Hand Date Multicolor rPET Watch ($135) features an inclusive Pride flag-inspired design on the watch face and comes with a beautiful watch strap that's been crafted from recycled nylon. The collection also includes an interchangeable watch strap and a beaded bracelet, all honoring a spectrum of love and with their proceeds also being donated to InterPride.

For more information, visit the Skagen Denmark website.

Crocs

In celebration of Pride month, Crocs has released two sets of specialty Jibbitz charms meant to inspire love. Fans of the comfortable shoe brand can decorate their favorite pair of classic clogs, slides, or other Crocs styles with the Transgender ($19.99) or Love Is Love ($29.99) pack of charms to express themselves and their share a commitment to inclusivity everywhere.

As part of Crocs' "Come As You Are" campaign, which aims to share the brand's belief that personal expression is an inalienable right, the footwear brand has partnered with GLAAD to help further demonstrate the brand's commitment to inclusivity. As part of the campaign and throughout June, Crocs has tapped Tika the Iggy, PlantKween, Very Gay Paint, Raja, and Team2Moms to share how they #LoveAsYouAre on social media.

For more information, visit the Crocs website.

The North Face

The outdoor apparel retailer has released a Pride-inspired product collection featuring adult and youth styles. The 21-piece collection features some styles that were made of recycled materials, such as the 1996 Retro Nuptse Pride Jacket ($290), a packable, durable jacket with a water-repellent finish and colorful interior, and the sleek TNF Outline Jacket ($149), a wind-resistant and water-repellent shell that comes in a semi-translucent white and has the brand's Progress Pride flag-inspired logo on the chest. The Pride Base Camp III Slides ($35) are the brand's classic slide sandals with a limited edition makeover for Pride.

In tandem with this collection, The North Face is donating $100,000 to Brave Trails, an organization inspiring LGBTQ+ youth to discover a sense of belonging outside. The brand has been working with Brave Trails since 2020 and is excited to grow its partnership. Through the company's Explore Fund grant-giving arm year-round, The North Face has also been supporting LGBTQIA-led groups that are building and expanding equity outdoors such as Brave Trails, OUT There Adventures, p:ear, and The Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps' Queers in the Wilderness program, among others.

They've also partnered with environmentalist drag queen Pattie Gonia on the Summer of Pride event series that'll bring people together to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate local LGBTQ+ communities. The series takes place in four major cities in the U.S.: Portland, OR on June 11, Denver, CO on August 6, Columbus, OH on August 30, and San Francisco, CA on November 5. Those interested in attending can apply for a chance to join here.

For more information, visit The North Face website.

Piercing Pagoda

Making fine jewelry and part of the piercing scene for over 50 years, Banter by Piercing Pagoda has partnered with the It Gets Better Project once again to celebrate Pride Month. The collaboration has brought on a limited-edition nameplate necklace that proudly reads 'SayGAY' and will be available online starting June 1 through the end of the month. All the proceeds from the statement necklace, up to $25,000, will benefit the It Gets Better Project. The necklace ($149) is the brand's affirmative declaration to merge both style and passion during Pride Month, and year-round. "At Banter by Piercing Pagoda we're passionate about inclusivity and self-expression. Offering the SayGAY nameplate necklace further empowers our customers to live and love freely," said Kecia Caffie, President, Banter by Piercing Pagoda, in a release. "We're thrilled to partner with IGBP again and create a product that allows consumers to make a statement and wear their beliefs."

For more information, visit Banter by Piercing Pagoda website.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Offering a range of gender-inclusive pastel designs and Keith Haring graphic tops, Abercrombie & Fitch has come far from its days of topless male models greeting customers. 20 different pieces and accessories make up the collection this year, which was co-created with The Trevor Project. In support of Pride 2022 and its ongoing partnership, Abercrombie is donating $400,000 to The Trevor Project this season. To date, the brand has raised over $2.8 million for the organization. The Pride Hoodie ($70) features a colorful colorblock with pastel tones, the Pride Cabana Swim Trunk ($60) comes in an all-over tie-dye wash featuring Pride colors and has a 3-inch inseam, and there's a set of https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/pride |visit Abercrombie & Fitch website

Calvin Klein

For its Pride Month celebration, Calvin Klein is celebrating families of the queer community in its "This Is Love" campaign. Featuring filmmaker John Waters, actress Mink Stole, and actors Justice Smith and Nic Ashe, among others, the campaign tells everyone's stories of being a chosen family as they sport pieces from the collection. A range of colorful underwear and activewear makes up the collection, inspired by the Progress Pride Flag, and a standout apparel piece is the Garment-Dyed Utility Trucker Jacket ($98). According to Hypebae, the brand also shared that it has raised $400,000 this year to support organizations fighting for LGBTQ+ equity and safety.

For more information, visit the Calvin Klein website.

DKNY

Each year, the DKNY Pride capsule is developed in support of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which has a longstanding partnership with the New York-based fashion brand. HMI is America's oldest and largest LGBTQ+ youth services organization, and they provide empowerment, education, and advocacy in the NYC area and beyond. The collection will feature a range of athleisure wear adorned with rainbow DKNY logos and includes leggings ($60), a zip hoodie ($90), and tees ($40). Will be available on DKNY.com and stores the first week of June.

For more information, visit the DKNY website.

Old Navy

In honor of Pride, Old Navy will be donating $50,000 to the Ali Forney Center to further its mission to protect homeless LGBTQ+ youth. For its collection this year, which features over 30 products for adults, kids, infants, and fur babies, find a range of gender-neutral styles and rainbow-covered accessories. They've also partnered with Queer Eye for a few designs, including a black graphic tee ($16) that vertically reads "he, she, they, them, HUMAN", with "HUMAN" in rainbow coloring.

For more information, visit the Old Navy website.

Tipsy Elves

As a longtime ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Tipsy Elves (known for their whimsical graphic tops and onesies) has a Pride collection to take you from parade to after-party. Items include tees, tanks, fanny packs, rompers, onesies, button-downs, socks, and more, with 10% of the product sales going to local LGBTQ+ charities. This year they will be donating to San Diego PRIDE. Among the collection, there are a series of tees and tanks that Tipsy Elves partnered with actor Jonathan Bennett for. Check out the 'too gay to function' tank ($24.95) and the 'make fetch happen' tank ($24.95), each with a rainbow motif as they share references to the iconic "Mean Girls" film.

For more information, visit the TipsyElves website.

Converse

For its seventh annual Pride campaign and collection, Converse has launched a digital gallery to go alongside its collection and to share the personal journeys of more than 50 contributors to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Those featured in "Found Family" range from middle school friends to fellow skateboarders and designers. To celebrate Pride year-round, Converse supports the work of community partners through annual grants. Partners include the It Gets Better Project, The Ali Forney Center, Skate Like A Girl, Theater Offensive, and Out Metrowest, among others.

For the Pride 2022 collection, there will be an expansive inline collection set to be released in June. The collection will be united by a vibrant patchwork representing diversity, belonging, and unity. Styles will include Pride and rainbow graphic designs on the Chuck 70, Chuck Taylor All Star, Run Star Motion Platform, Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Ox, All Star Slide, and the One Star, as well apparel and headwear. There's also an option for self-expression through the Converse By You custom experience, where customizable options include the "All Star" patch, license plate, and laces — inspired by pride, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, non-binary, transgender and unity flags for a more inclusive take on personal expression. Customers can utilize the Chuck Taylor All Star high, low, and platform variations as their canvases for customization.

For more information, visit the Converse website.

TOMS

TOMS supports the LGBTQ+ community year-round with its Unity Collection, and, in honor of Pride Month, has released new styles. With every purchase from the collection, 1/3 of the profits go toward the support of grassroots organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community, such as COLORS, an organization that provides free and unlimited LGBTQ+ affirmative mental health care to young people under 25 years old. Key styles that got a Pride glow-up this season include the Alpargata, Mallow Crossover, and Fenix slip ons (varying from $54.95 - $69.95), as well as the Bellini, Fitzpatrick, and Londyn sunglasses ($149.95 each). TOMS had also partnered with queer-owned Wildfang for a limited edition collection, with 1/3 of proceeds benefiting GirlForward, a Safe Spaces program that provides opportunities for girls in grades 9-12 to explore their identities and connect with others girls.

For more information, visit the TOMS website.

Fossil

During Pride Month, 100% of proceeds from the sale of Fossil's new Pride collection will benefit The Trevor Project, with a minimum donation of $100,000. The Limited Edition Pride Neutra Three-Hand Watch ($130) features a colorful face in a stainless steel body, with the Progressive Pride flag printed on the back. Comes in a brown or black eco leather band. The collection also features Apple Watch bands in rainbow and transgender flag color themes ($40), enamel jewelry, a multicolor glass beaded bracelet, and small leather goods with a rainbow 'LOVE' motif stitched on.

For more information, visit the Fossil website.

Nike

Nike has a long history of standing with the LGBTQIA+ community, as the athletic brand uplifts, inspires and educates through community grants, employee engagement, storytelling, and with footwear and apparel designs that celebrate the fluidity of the rainbow; according to a release. 

For the 2022 Be True collection, which will be available starting June 13, six styles get inclusive designs added. The Nike Max 90 Tee and Hoodie have a tie-dye pattern that is unique to each piece, the Nike Sunday Shorts feature the Be True logo, the  lightweight and durable Nike Oneonta Be True Sandal has gradient, colorful straps to reimagine the traditional rainbow, the Nike Cortez Be True is bold take on the classic style with vibrant, overlapping swooshes, and the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Be True features a classic white upper with an array of color is revealed beneath as natural wear occurs. 

The Be True collection will be accompanied by an intimate curated exploration of the deep issues impacting the community, Nike shared. To be hosted by Andrew McCaskill (culture analyst, inclusion champion, and marketing executive) and featuring Aleshia Ocasio, Chella Man, Schuyler Bailar, and Honey Balenciaga, the conversation centers on safe spaces in sport and ways of creating a way forward for generations to come. 

For more information, visit the Nike website.

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.