Bonds Launches New Pride Range With Out & Proud Queer Aussies Via Leo Burnett

Bonds Launches New Pride Range With Out & Proud Queer Aussies Via Leo Burnett
B&T Magazine
Edited by B&T Magazine

To support the release of its new Pride range, Bonds has created OUT NOW, an idea that celebrates the coming out stories of queer Australians – turning a common fashion phrase into an expression of pride.

Created by Leo Burnett, OUT NOW features the amount of time these Aussies have been living out and proud – from 6 months to 55 years – to support everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community.

As part of the project, Bonds is a proud supporting partner of Minus18, champions for LGBTQIA+ youth Australia wide. The partnership helps to fund important peer-to-peer support, education and training, and safe spaces for queer youth.

Leo Burnett senior creative Ellie Dunn (out 12 years) said: “I’m lucky to live in a country where I can live my life openly and honestly. For me, OUT NOW is about celebrating the joy of being out, the journey that comes with it, and sharing pride in the fashion space. Getting to make this campaign with a predominantly queer crew just made it all the more special.”

During Mardi Gras, Bonds will also be holding the OUT NOW exhibition – an event for those who are out, not out, or the proudest allies out there. Created in partnership with Minus18, the exhibition will feature portraits of the queer community including Rhys Nicholson, Mojo Juju, Montaigne and Frances Cannon. The exhibition will double as a space where people can seek support from Minus18 staff, and have their photo taken to join the Growing Wall of Pride.

Bonds head of marketing Kelly McBride said: “We’re proud to be a brand that has a history of representing ALL Australians, and are thrilled to be working closely with Minus18 to celebrate the queer community in a way that everyone can get involved.”

OUT NOW will appear from February 9th across social, online, outdoor and in store.

The OUT NOW Exhibition will be held at 74-76 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, from Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March and open from 11am-7pm daily.

Campaign Credits:
Client: Bonds
Head of Marketing: Kelly McBride
Marketing Manager: Kedda Ghazarian

Agency: Leo Burnett
CCO: Jason Williams
Creative Director: Daniel Pizzato (out 12 years)
Senior Copywriter: Ellie Dunn (out 12 years)
Senior Art Director: Stacey Karayannis
Account Director: Kim Thompson
Integrated Producer: Kaelene Morton
Senior Designer: Paula Cardona

Photographer: Tracey Lee Hayes (out 22 years)
Producer: Rosey Karaula
Make-up Artist: Kristyan Low (out 20 years)
Hair Artist: Claire Leighton (out 18 years)
Stylist: Carlos Mangubat (out 14 years)
Videographer: Ben Cotgrove (out 9 years)
Exhibition Make-up Artists: Bradwyn Jones (out 15 years), Rob Povey (out 17 years)
Exhibition hair artists: Koh (out 10 years), Budi Juspandi (out 39 years)
Exhibition stylist: Stuart Walford (out 13 years)
Casting / Talent Research: Rosey Karaula and Tracey Lee Hayes



Please login with linkedin to comment

    Latest comments
  • Anne Miles 2 weeks ago

    Really love this work and what Bonds are doing for the Queer community. Good stuff to Leo Burnett and really love the way the agency and supplier teams are proudly “out” in the credits.
    – Mum of 19 year old Queer Trans-Male (out 4 years) 🙂

  • Ally Burnie 2 weeks ago

    We love it too Anne!

Bonds Leo Burnet

Latest News