Move Over Milan! Brisbane Fashion Festival Is Making Its Runway Return

Move Over Milan! Brisbane Fashion Festival Is Making Its Runway Return

Dress to impress!

By Paige Van Lunteren | 3rd June 2021

With international travel off the cards for the time being, our dreams of attending Milan, Paris, or New York fashion week are well and truly distant fantasies. But, when one door closes, another opens! Ladies and gentlemen, Brisbane is about to become a fashion capital itself, when Brisbane Fashion Festival makes its return this coming August.

So, schedule your spring wardrobe clean out a little earlier this year – this is your chance to reinvent your image and make room for fresh new season looks.

After taking a year off in 2020, the team behind this exclusive event is promising a show-stopping comeback. Brisbane Fashion Festival will provide a much-needed boost to the creative industry, shining a spotlight on local fashion design, up-and-coming creative talent, and some of Australia’s most coveted national labels.

King George Square in Brisbane City will set the scene for this annual event, allowing the festival to stage its biggest runway yet. From Monday 23 August to Wednesday 25 August, fashion-forward guests can expect a jam-packed program, with 440 unique looks taking to the stage over three runways.

The program kicks-off with the Treasury Brisbane Fashion Show, featuring looks from Australian cult favourites, Aje, Ginger & Smart, Calibre, Bianca Spender, and JETS Australia, as well as international and national labels from David Jones, Samantha Ogilvie, and Camargue.

On the Tuesday, guests will be treated to a taste of the future of Australian fashion through the Next Gen Group Show. Showcasing looks from emerging fashion designers from Kimbralou, TAFE Queensland Brisbane, QUT Fashion, #SELFLOVE CLVB, JAREAWEE, Jonathan Usi, KG BOLD (Kelvin Grove State High School), Joteo, Maven Label, CHAMANI, and Moreno Marcos.

Drawing the festival to a close will be some of Queensland’s most-loved retailers including White Label Noba, Sacha Drake, Naudic, URBBANA, Bonita Collective, Maiocchi, Gina Kim, Sonia Stradiotto Couture, Annalisse Designs, Wil Valor, and Calexico.

Following the final show, guests are invited to celebrate all things fashion at the official Brisbane Fashion Festival after party, hosted by Treasury Brisbane.

Previously known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, Brisbane Economic Development Agency will make its debut as the festival’s new Principal Partner in 2021.

Tickets start at $55 and are available now – grab yours here to secure a front-row seat to this unmissable event!

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Article by Paige Van Lunteren

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style

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