GOLA (advance and re-treat) is a film comissioned by London Fashion Week for Saskia Lenaerts’ debut.
Also exhibited at Moda Lisboa and Tokyo Fashion Week 2022.



Through therapeutic design, craft and manufacturing processes Saskia mutates, disguises and repurposes European military garments. Her designs ask us to look beyond and imagine the possibilities that arise from cross-cultural lifestyles.   GOLA (advance and re-treat) was shot in Brazil and sheds new perspectives on trans-nationalism by celebrating the positive outcomes which develop from negative ancestral displacements. 

 DIRECTED BY  VITORIA DE MELLO FRANCO, Ian Cheibub & Marina Zabenzi 


DIRECTED BY VITORIA DE MELLO FRANCO, Ian Cheibub & Marina Zabenzi STORY VITORIA DE MELLO FRANCO, Ian Cheibub, Mariah Schwartz & Marina Zabenzi CAST Espião / Luiz Fernando Lukas & Flexa / Hugo Sacramento
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Mestre Bruno Pé de Boi
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Saskia Lenaerts
PRODUCERS VITORIA DE MELLO FRANCO, Ian Cheibub & Marina Zabenzi ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Mestre Bruno Pé de Boi
CINEMATOGRAPHY Ian Cheibub & Marina Zabenzi
 STYLING Natasha Ribas & Olivia Lodi 
FIRST CAMERA ASSISTANT Lucas Affonso 
GRAPHIC DESIGN GALOPE Studio
CAMPAIGN DIRECTION GALOPE Studio & VITORIA DE MELLO FRANCO EDITING Gabb Neves
 COLOUR GRADING Gabb Neves 
SOUND DESIGN AND ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Felipe Fernandes 
SUPPORT Capoeira Pé de Boi  & Oliver Equipamentos SPECIAL THANKS London Fashion Week, British Fashion Council and the New Enterprise Grant.