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mbff highlights – day 1 & 2

Posted in Fashion Parade, MBFF, Spring/Summer 2010/11, Wintergarden by brisbane on August 9, 2010

Fashion well and truely took over Brisbane on the weekend … thanks to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. On show were the spring/summer collections from local and national designers and leading Brisbane boutiques. Here are our pics of the best looks so far (stay tuned for more highlights) …

Bam & Juju boutique, Wintergarden

George Wu – local designer

Francis Leon – local designer

La La Latrobe boutique – Latrobe Tce, Paddington

Lylah boutique – Little Stanley St, South Bank


Meow Meow boutique – Latrobe Tce, Paddington

the fleet store

Posted in Events, New Stores by brisbane on July 5, 2010


The Fleet Store is a unique pop-up store soon to open at Wintergarden at the Queen Street Mall. A collaboration between QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, QUT Fashion and Wintergarden, the store will showcase Brisbane designers such as George Wu, Subfusco, Francis Leon, Pendragon, Jane Peacock and tom gunn, as well as QUT fashion students both past and present.

Open from 1 August until 30 October, this is your chance to purchase some innovative fashion from some of Brisbane’s best emerging designers. We can’t wait!

francis leon to debut at RAFW

Posted in Autumn Winter 2010, Follow the Fashion Competition, RAFW by brisbane on April 28, 2010

New Brisbane fashion label Francis Leon will debut at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week next week. Designed by Jo Turner and Katy Lysaught, the label was launched at last year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane and recently opened a concept store at James Street, Fortitude Valley.

With sophisticated and contemporary designs that combine high street tailoring with edgy street wear influences, Jo and Katy’s backgrounds in fine arts, fashion and graphic design can be seen throughout the unique garments. Their latest Autumn/Winter collection TWO showcases wearable sleek lines and tampering in a muted colour palette.

Francis Leon will showcase at RAFW on Monday 3 May at 4.45pm. Best of luck ladies!

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