Dark Energy's Oliver Nias Directs 'Walk On' for London Queer Fashion Show 2018
The show will return this year to host over 1000 people on September 21st at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood.
The tickets launched with a powerful video ‘ Walk On ’, directed by Oliver Nias.
The film, produced through Obstacle Films and Dark Energy captures the heart of the event; the power of the people and identities that walk the catwalk.
CEO Robyn Exton says, “Walk On was made with people who are the fabric of London’s queer community. We have over 100 models walking the catwalk but this film is for the community, the people that ‘Walk On’ every single day”.
Director Oliver Nias comments that, ‘We wanted to find people who challenge the gender stereotypes in fashion and who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, with whom Team LQFS have strong ties.’
He adds, ‘we wanted a hybrid style that blended highly composed shots with more observed, documentary moments. I wanted to make sure that the way we shot our cast truly reflected their individual character.’
The LQFS stage is home to established and emerging fashion designers and is the show within season to spot new queer talent. Designers in the 2018 show will be announced during Pride. Each year a designer is asked to re show, and 2018 will see Jack Goode return for a second year, joined by a melting pot of creativity and identities to bring you a truly inspiring fashion forward show to view the best of SS2019.
Over 100 models of all body shapes, races, sexualities, genders, abilities and religions will walk the catwalk, from celebrities like Rain Dove, to leaders and influencers from London’s community like Lady Phyll, organiser of UK Black Pride, Kenny Jones , Jay Jay Revlon and Marnie Scarlet . This is an event is for all expressions of identity to be recognised and acknowledged.
Exton says “The hunger for representation that the queer community now demands is finally being met by this unique event. If fashion labels aren’t able to reflect our identities, then we will do it ourselves.”
Oliver Nias recently worked on Penguin Book’s #Let’sTalkFertility which successfully encouraged wide-spread dialogue on people’s fertility journeys. He is also a BIFA-nominated writer-director for his 35mm-shot debut feature film The Return.
Advertiser: London Queer Fashion Show
Creative Agency: LQFS and Obstacle Films
Production Company: Obstacle Films and Dark Energy
Director: Oliver Nias
DOP: Laura Bellingham
Producer: Oliver Nias, Matt Roberts
Sound Company: Matt Tamsedge and James Cobbold @ 750mph