Words from Brisbane Fashion Month founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace
Being involved in the fashion business for most of my life through family and now my own label and consultancy, I’ve dreamed for a long time of creating an event for Queensland that showcases the vibrant industry we have built in the Sunshine State.
This year I gathered a team of industry professionals to make it happen and am excited to stage the inaugural Brisbane Fashion Month in October. From fashion films to a blogger brunch, pop-up store featuring emerging and established Queensland designers in our very own Wintergarden, Q&A with industry leaders like Edwina McCann (Editor in Chief at Vogue), and a finale wrap party event with a showcase from State-wide designers, the month-long series of events really offers something for everyone to engage with and enjoy.
Feedback I hear constantly is that fashion industry followers are hungry to learn, meet and mingle with other likeminded consumers and fashion advocates. As a Queensland fashion first, this is the real time and space to celebrate the vibrancy of the resort-style fashions we have developed in our city and beach-lined, sunburnt state. Brisbane Fashion Month is a chance to come and engage with your industry colleagues, meet some new ones and feel part of something bigger and long term for Queensland.
As technology options increase and we can watch a runway from our own lounge room, Brisbane Fashion Month offers the chance for fellow style lovers to come and experience something new, with an element of networking at every event. Come and meet, mingle and discover the fashion right here in your backyard.
The time has come to support Queensland Fashion!