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 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!
Follow the Fashion was a great way for local fashion designers to showcase their designs, and many of them took the next step and featured their pieces in MBFF last week. Our tip: get in fast to get your hands on your fave pieces from these amazing designers before they hit the big-time and sell out!
AKKO (one of the ‘final five’)
White Sands (one of the ‘final five’). Stocked at David Jones, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall.
Mother Maria. Stocked at Cheeks, Adelaide Street, City.
Talulah. Stocked at Bam & Juju, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall.
Tom Gunn. Stocked at Jean Brown, Tattersall’s Arcade, Queen Street Mall.
Up-and-coming Australian womenswear designer George Wu’s Spring Summer 09 collection ‘Primeval Machiavelli’ is a range which compares the lifestyles of the refined renaissance and primitive caveman eras.
Inspired by the Machiavellian theory of gaining power through force and the human yearning to rule, George’s latest collection explores the façade of sophisticated renaissance which despite evolution, is ultimately driven by the same instinct as times gone by – to be wanted, desired and noticed.
Vote for George Wu – http://www.followthefashion.com.au