More than 100 models of all sizes, sexualities, genders, and abilities, walked down the runway at the London Queer Fashion Show, a showcase of LGBT+ talent held on Friday night in east London.

The event, held at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, exhibited costumes created by more than ten queer designers.



Described on the show’s website as “London’s most queer fashion event,” the evening featured designs worn by UK Black Pride’s co-founder Lady Phyll, non-binary model Rain Dove, drag king Adam All, and DJ Jay Jay Revlon.

Other people to walk down the runaway included Tete Bang, Asttina Mandella, Prince Jay Jay, Shay Shay, Tobi Adebayo, Santi Storm, Yvonne Taylor, Kenny Ethan Jones, Marnie Scarlett, Rude Boy Roy, and Joseph Barnes.

On Facebook, the show was billed as an event that welcomed: “All races // All ages // All sexualities // All genders // All abilities // All religions // All pronouns // All shapes // All sizes // All expressions.”

The inclusive fashion show was hosted by actor and singer Jamie Campbell.

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UK Black Pride executive director Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (far left) and other models at London Queer Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)

The event was held a couple of days after the end of London Fashion Week, which ran from September 14 to September 18.

Shiri at London Queer Fashion Show, whose costume was designed by Livia Rita. (Cherry Auhoni)

“The shows main event is the run way, showcasing a huge variety of young queer designers, being complimented by a DJ and lovingly welcomed by the audience,” a description of the show on the event website read.

Drag King Adam All preparing for London Queer Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)”LQFS is not a place for quiet, serious faces, its a place to cheer the minorities and proudly swoon over different bodies.”

The fashion show was sponsored by lesbian dating app Her, UK Black Pride, the V&A, Beauty Pro and Popchips.

The show attendees posted enthusiastic reviews of the show on social media. Drag king Adam All said: “Such a pleasure to walk for the amazing @pocalondon thank you for picking me for your fabulous collection! What an amazing show @londonqueerfashionshow and a dangerously good afterparty!”

One Instagram user wrote: “What a fabulous London Queer Fashion Show ! So much creativity!”

And another gushed: “About last night… I had the most amazing time at my very first @londonqueerfashionshow. The amount of creative talent in the building was phenomenal. The collections, the models, the performers so much #LGBTQ #excellence.”

London Queer Fashion Show: In pictures

Drag Queen Smashlyn Monroe. (Cherry Auhoni)
Trans model Kenny Jones. (Cherry Auhoni)
Non-binary model Jamie Windust. (Cherry Auhoni)
Queer London Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)
Queer London Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)
Queer London Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)
Queer London Fashion Show. (Cherry Auhoni)
Queer London Fashion Show. Costumes designed by Livia Rita. (Cherry Auhoni)




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