An eclectic mix of designers and a new fashion week model are on the cards for the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is set to get stylish in October with a slew of designers lining up to take part in the annual fashion festival.

The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival will include the Sunshine Coast Style Awards, the inaugural Sunshine Coast Fashion Designer Awards and Hall of Fame and group catwalk shows. Some of the labels showcasing their newest designs include Lorna Jane, Elizabeth de Varga, Hive, SUBvert, La’Or, Abby Rose, Sunflair, OPERA and Embellished Kaftans.

Now in its seventh year, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is recognised as the premiere fashion event in the region. In 2014 the event will move away from the standard fashion week model, to create a boutique, high end festival that will see the event, its designers and the region grow in strength and profile.

The 2014 festival will see the event condensed into a 48 hour fashion experience, encompassing a week’s worth of events over one weekend.

The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival will be held on 24-25 October at Palmer Coolum Resort. Tickets are priced from $30 and include the Sunshine Coast Style Awards, inaugural Sunshine Coast Fashion Designer Awards ANS Hall of Fame, as well as the group catwalk shows.

For more information, check out our event guide.