MBFF Brisbane: It’s Been, It’s Gone And Here’s Our Round-Up From The Runway

MBFF Brisbane: It’s Been, It’s Gone And Here’s Our Round-Up From The Runway

Brisbane fashion just had a moment.

By Melissa Myrteza | 3rd September 2019

We are self-proclaimed fashion addicts here at Style and it’s not a trait we shy away from. From Australian designers to international labels, we’re constantly chasing the latest and rolling with the greatest, drooling over fabrics and fantasising about runways. So, when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane laid down the red carpet this week showcasing the upcoming SS19 season collections, you can guarantee we were right there, sparkling wine in-hand and camera at-the-ready.

Howard Smith Wharves was humming with fashion enthusiasts who were showcasing some serious statement pieces before the official catwalk began. From the fan affair to the bold pieces being fiercely fashioned on the runway, it was a week of creativity from the audience and designers alike. Each show took place in HSW’s newest event space, Howard’s Hall, with the Story Bridge creating an idyllic backdrop and we didn’t miss a moment of the action.

Sunset Launch Party | Sunday, August 25

Beautiful bodies decked in crisp whites gathered below the iconic Story Bridge and it was a vision to say the least. With the sunset as a backdrop, the models provided a sneak peak of what was to come – their colourful outfits standing out amongst the monochrome at The Fantauzzo.
Highlight: The location and exclusive look at some of the designs


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QueensPlaza Fashion Show | Monday, August 26

Featuring luxe labels like Viktoria And Woods, Sass And Bide, Calibre Australia and alice McCALL opening the runway for the week, MBFF Brisbane’s Gold Partner QueensPlaza, set the tone high. We loved seeing our September cover girl and Queens Plaza Ambassador Tess Alexander on the wharf.
Highlight: Pink zebra print!


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Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1 | Tuesday, August 27

Showcasing Australia’s most sought-after designers, the first group show did not disappoint. Aje, Ginger and Smart, Article:, Lindsay Ridings, Bonita Collective, alice McCALL, White Label Noba and Bianca Spender had the audience enthralled in a flash of flare, colour and creativity. Banging beats set the tone and the catwalk was filled with frilled pastel hues, electric neon moments and flowing tie-dye. We loved running into our May cover model Vera Haddock in the crowd!
Highlight: Golden cigars and rainbow maracas from Bonita Collective


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The Fantauzzo Next-Gen Group Show | Wednesday, August 28

Filled with budding designers, the movers and shakers of the next generation of designers shook things up. Me-Q opened the show highlighting inclusive and contemporary designs. As local champions for diversity, Kimbralou also graced the runway alongside emerging artists making a statement for sustainability and self-expression. We even spotted an epic design from Brissie model and designer Maral Uysal!
Highlight: The feature of accessible, diverse and inclusive fashion


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Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 | Thursday, August 29

If you saw our sneak peek into Sacha Drake’s new collection you would have understood our excitement getting to see it open the last night of Fashion Week. Followed by leading Queensland Designers and top national names like URBBANA, BlackNBling, Ella Moda, Bora, Kortni Portia, Naudic, Boom Shankar and Aqua Blu Australia, it was an eclectic moment of textiles and style.
Highlight: Seeing menswear take the spotlight!


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Article by Melissa Myrteza

Mel always has one eye on the grooviest happenings around town and the other one on the best foodie hotspots. When she’s not crossing another country off her bucket list, she’s either reading, eating Genkotsu Ramen or sippin’ on a glass of red.


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