Brisbane will strut its stuff at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, with more designers and outfits than ever before.
Earlier this year, we reported the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane was coming back after taking 2016 off, and now the full program has been unveiled.
Queensland’s best designers, as well as some of the biggest names in Australian fashion, will be gracing the runway at Old Government House with their Spring/Summer collections.
New festival partner Pacific Fair will kick off the program with a showcase of new-season collections from luxury brands at the Pacific Fair Fashion Show on Monday 28 August. The likes of Aje, Alice McCall, Dion Lee, David Jones, Ginger & Smart, INCU, Maje, Manning Cartell, Megan Park, Sandro Paris and more will feature.
Then it’s time to take a look at the future of design, with up-and-coming talents presenting their eclectic visions at the NEXT Hotel Next Gen Group Show on Tuesday 29 August. The show will feature QUT Fashion, Megan Cannings Designs, Bold, Moreno Marcos, Annalisse Designs, Platinum Plus, Mara Swim, Lydia James, Black and Bling, Brisbane School of Fashion, TAFE Queensland Brisbane and Isabelle Quinn.
The QueensPlaza High Tea and Fashion Trends series will return on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August. Hosted by stylist Kimberly Gardner at Tattersall’s Club, guests will enjoy tea, treats and champagne alongside a salon showing off new looks from QueensPlaza’s line-up of Australian and global luxury brands.
The McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show on Wednesday 30 August will see the prestigious jeweller joining forces with some of Queensland’s top designers to adorn their collections with dazzling sparkles. Labels set to get the blinged-out treatment include White Label Noba, Naudic Style, Hunt + Kelly, Paul Hunt ‘Cruise’, Sacha Drake, Ella Moda, Pia du Pradal, The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Jack Sullivan, Bertossi Brides and Bora.
Finally, the Mercedes-Benz Group Show on Thursday 31 August will bring the curtain down with a to-die-for showcase of leading Queensland and Australian designers, including Camilla, Aqua Blu Australia, Chelsea De Luca, Lisa Brown, George Wu, Urbbana, Paul Hunt, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart and Manning Cartell.
The most stylish space for a glass of sparkling before and after each show will be the Fashion Bar, on the lawn at Old Government House, while access to the VIP Runway Lounge will be granted to holders of Platinum and Gold Passes.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane will run from Monday 28 August to Thursday 31 August. For the full program and tickets, visit mbff.com.au.