Gold Coast: The next fashion capital?

It’s not a secret that the fashion business in Australia is growing at a fast pace. Big cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, are leading the industry with shops, designers and fashion weeks. However, they aren’t alone. Small cities want their share of the market and they also have a lot to offer to this creative industry.

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Brisbane fashion bonanza

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane returned for its ninth year and once again was hosted back in its iconic home, City Hall. The fashion festival is Queensland’s annual major runway show, and coincides with the new-season arrival of Spring/Summer collections in stores. The event showcased the very best of local, national and emerging fashion designers and retailers before an audience of fashion lovers, media and industry insiders.

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Brisbane City Hall was the location of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival

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Kerrie Hess for Wintergarden

Wintergarden, the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane City, organised a VIP Event to all his loyal customers and social media community. The highlight of the event was the amazing illustrations that the talented Australian artist Kerrie Hess create. The illustrations were showcase next to the beautiful fashion pieces that inspire her and that are part of the stores and brands in Wintergarden.

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Fashion & Luxury Lecture

The Mercedez Benz Brisbane Fashion Festival has started and to celebrate the grow of the industry in this city the State Library of Queensland and the QUT Fashion organise a lecture about Fashion & Luxury. The excellent panel was moderated by Dr Nadia Buick, fashion curator and co-director of The Fashion Archives.

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