Futures Unthreaded Fashion Festival is being held with the purpose of raising awareness for mental health in the fashion industry.

The festival is debuting during Queensland Mental Health Week in Brisbane and is taking place at the city’s famous Boggo Road Gaol on Saturday 10 October.

While raising awareness for mental health, the event will also spotlight some of Australia’s emerging talents in the fashion industry including fashion labels, Amber-Courtney Le Label, Alexandra Fashion Boutique, and label debuts, Elira and Calaché.

Fashion Styling student, Nakita Bedwell is the event producer for the event which will be raising funds for RFQ and their mental health awareness work and says the festival is a chance to be daring and individual.

“I have a strong vision for this event and what it can do for the next generation.”

“This event not only opens an opportunity to talk about the current fashion industry and how it can progress, but also opens discussion on mental health issues, especially within fashion culture,” she says.

The 18 year-old hopes to create a revolution with the festival to change the dynamics of the industry and improve the culture.

Nakita says among the industry standard models will be appearances from a transgender model and cross-dress model, to further the message of the event and spotlight their talent.

“From reinforcing a psychologically healthy industry, to encouraging the exploration of self and individuality through clothing, it is these two things I truly believe are missing in Australian fashion at the moment,” Nakita says.

Click here for more information about the Futures Unthreaded Fashion Festival.