Brisbane designers chat to Rachel Quilligan about what it takes to make it in this city.

With a thriving arts culture and new dining options exploding across the city, Brisbane is beginning to rival Sydney and Melbourne as a hub of culture and creativity.

But it’s not big industry that is setting the agenda – it is small self-starters that are the driving force in Brisbane’s creative industries.

Click through the gallery to see what three unique designers have to say about the Brisbane fashion scene.