uns* was conceptualised out of a deep dissatisfaction with the lack of true diversity and representation in fashion, and a desperate need for the specialised and focused management of lgbtqia+ models and creatives. we reject the damaging and outdated fantasy of thinness, whiteness, able-bodiedness, wealth and the gender binary that fashion pushes onto its professionals and consumers. we strive to be a pioneering front in the revolution of fashion to transform the industry into a space for every body. we contribute to the liberation from harmful traditional standards of beauty by aiding marginalised folks to enter the industry, and to instigate positive change from both in front of and behind the camera.
founded by queer non-binary British photographer Cora Hamilton (they/them) and queer non-binary German/Polish model Max Weiland (they/he), uns* launched at the end of 2020 and has since worked with industry giants such as adidas, Adobe, Dr Barbara Sturm, H&M, Otto, and more.
uns* is a collaborative push towards a future in fashion and media that is so rich in its diversity and representation that every body is seen, celebrated, included and involved. we work together, not for each other. we lift each other up until we transform fashion and media into what it can and should be.
uns* offers a variety of services and packages. this includes but is not limited to
is a queer non-binary photographer from London, UK. their idea for an exclusively lgbtqia+ agency was a dream reserved for the future, but after meeting co-founder Max and connecting over shared experiences, it became clear that the time to do it was now. Cora studied as a vocalist and has a degree in popular music from Goldsmiths, University of London. they moved to Berlin as a freelance photographer and worked with publications such as taz, Siegesäule, i heart berlin, and Der Stern to cover protests and demonstrations regarding a variety of issues affecting lgbtqia+ folx across the world. as well as photography, Cora also has a keen interest in fashion, art direction, graphic design and social media. as well as being co-founder and creative director of uns*, they are also a handpoke tattooer working at a queer studio in Neukölln.
coming from an artistic and performance background, Max Weiland (they/he) discovered modelling in their mid-20s, which lead to a vast exploration of their own gender. unfortunately, they experienced the fashion and media landscape as an unfriendly place for people who do not correspond to the binary and normative ideal of beauty. with uns*, he wants to create safe and fair working conditions for lgbtqia+ talent. Max holds and MA in art history and worked in the field of project management, event organisation and curation at various cultural institutions. he has advised institutions and companies on gender inclusivity in communication. they speak at conference and advocate for lgbtqia+ rights and issues, such as 202030 fashion summit, swr five souls talkshow and neonyt. he also writes essays and articles, which have been published in various magazines and online formats.
DW Berlin Fresh, Berlin's exclusively lgbtqia+ modelling agency, 15.02.2022
rbb Abendschau, Die queere Modelagentur, 09.12.2021