Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is thrilled to have staged a super-successful return event this year.
Some fashionable facts from the event included:

  • More than 60 designers were featured in the Fashion Festival – including leading Queensland fashion greats, top national brands and the brightest next generation talent – with 800 new-season outfits on show.
  • A total of 150 volunteers dedicated their time to make the Festival possible. Their amazing support and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!
  • Up to 40 dressers worked backstage each night to ensure a seamless transition between outfits on the runway.
  • #mbffbrisbane was tagged nearly 4,000 times on Instagram.
  • Some 19 emerging designers appeared for the very first time on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane runway, including students of QUT, past graduates of TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Brisbane School of Fashion and some very talented Kelvin Grove SC students who presented their label, Bold.
  • The runway Group Shows were live streamed for the first time. The films were professionally produced by TPD Media, sponsored by Brisbane City Council and hosted by model, TV presenter and former Miss World Australia, Courtney Thorpe.
  • Prestigious global brands including Tom Ford and Balmain (from Harrolds) and Christian Louboutin were showcased for the first time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, as part of the Pacific Fair Fashion Show.

Our team have been wonderfully overwhelmed with the response from fashion lovers – with all of our ticketed events selling out in record time and 2,500 show goers attending our runway shows and events across the five days of the Festival!

We wish to thank all those who attended and supported the Festival this year, and our valued Partners whose support made our return to Brisbane possible – in particular, our ongoing Principal Partner since the beginning, Mercedes-Benz.

We are also delighted to donate $2,000 from ticket sales to Bravehearts. Bravehearts is dedicated to empowering and protecting children. This Friday 8 September is White Balloon Day – visit www.bravehearts.org.au for more information and to support this important cause.

We hope all of our show-goers and those who watched the live streamed runway shows have been inspired for the new Spring/Summer fashion season!

Fashion Festival designers have treated us to range of covetable trends, including bold colours – red and blue are particularly hot; fresh white; romantic ruffles, layers and floaty hemlines; unique silhouettes such as asymmetric lines, graphic cut-outs, one-shoulder and off-shoulder styles; and bold prints, especially stripes.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival itself was a sellout event, showcasing the very best of Queensland and Australian fashion, and the brightest up-and-coming design talent over four days at Old Government House. This year the show was streamed on Facebook Live, a featured supported by Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing.

Source: Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival