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the big dry out

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on January 27, 2011

‘The Big Dry Out’ will bring together the best of Brisbane’s music and fashion scene to raise money for Queensland flood victims. They want to show Brisbane what a great city it is by bringing together the community and showcasing its creative talents. It’s on tomorrow night from 6 (sorry about the short notice!) at Lightspace in the Valley, and will feature fashion from Karen Neilson Collection, Garnsis Boutique, Vanguard, Drobe and Always Habit, combined with music from Bobby Flynn, The Videomatics and more … Click here for more details.

shop & help queensland flood victims

Posted in Queensland Floods by brisbane on January 18, 2011

Yes it might be hard to believe, but for once you shouldn’t feel guilty for indulging your love of fashion and shopping … as you can actually really help someone. Here are some ways that you can shop whilst supporting the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal (we’ll keep updating the list as more come through). You’ll be helping those less fortunate rebuild their lives after the devasting Queensland floods PLUS you’ll be helping Brisbane’s economy and its many retail business owners and their employees.


BrisStyle ‘Handmade Ark’ Appeal

That Vintage Auction 

Vanguard Flood Relief Sale

Art for Heart Auction

Cotton On Flood Relief

City Beach

Jean Brown

Buy this gorgeous Camilla & Marc blazer on SALE at & proceeds will go to the Premier’s Flood Relief

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vanguard sign deal with bloomingdale’s

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Broadway on the Mall by brisbane on October 13, 2010

Local fashion label Vanguard have just signed a deal with US retail giant Bloomingdale’s. Bloomingdale’s fell in love with the laidback streetwear designs by local lads Jono and Sam Cottee and just had to have them! Congrats guys!
Vanguard have gone from strength to strength since inception in 2005, and are now well known around town and abroad for their wearable men’s and women’s fashion, and are stocked in over 60 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, America, the UK and Japan. 

Their spring/summer 2010/11 collection ‘Good Morning: Rucksack Wanderers’ is in-store now at Always Habit, Broadway on the Mall.

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LATEST ENTRANTS: Vanguard, Jacinta Catherine & Tilley Row

Posted in Designers, Follow the Fashion Competition by brisbane on July 30, 2009

The lastest batch of hot emerging designers have entered the Follow the Fashion competition. All Brisbane locals, but with three very different design aesthetics.

Check them out now at


Jacinta Catherine

Tilley Row