Timed to coincide with the arrival of Queensland’s strongest fashion season ever, MBFF will feature an exciting array of the best local, national and international design talent, events and parades and be completely accessible to a rapidly growing audience. Continue reading →
Cotton & Wool Parades presented by The Courier-Mail
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This is an absolute must see for all fashion lovers! Entry to each parade is also included in the price of your Ekka Ticket!
This year’s Ekka features the return of one its most iconic traditions – the hugely popular Cotton and Wool fashion parades, proudly presented by The Courier-Mail. Presented in the 80s and 90s to massive crowds, the Cotton and Wool Parades thrilled audiences and firmly entrenched them as one of the top three must see experiences at the Ekka. Continue reading →
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has once again positioned itself as the most prestigious fashion event in Queensland. With an unprecedented number of designers and retailers applying to participate in the festival, this year the program promises to be more exciting than ever before, and is tipped to be the most successful to date.
Premier Anna Bligh said the Queensland Government was thrilled to once again partner with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, which is now in its fifth year.
“The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival plays a major role in showcasing Queensland’s emerging and established designers to both consumers and the media,” she said.
“Queensland design leaders like Easton Pearson, Pistols at Dawn and Gail Sorronda are leading the way on the world stage. Continue reading →
Fashion label Ben Sherman have always had a special relationship with up and coming bands. They have been known to invest heavily in new musicians, and have developed strong relationships with the likes of New Order and The Clash.
The idea of ‘Big British Sound’ was launched in Britain a while back, but this is only the second year that it has taken place in Australia. Essentially, Ben Sherman organises a lineup of impressive Australian acts, they all play a gig together, and each act covers a British song that has influenced them.
Realistically however, it’s just a chance to see some great Aussie acts perform together at the one show.
Melbourne was the first stop for Big British Sound 2010, and The Corner Hotel was the chosen venue. Instead of alternating bands between the venue’s two stages, the organisers opted to have the smaller stage allocated for a DJ that would play between acts on the main stage. Ultimately this decision worked well, providing a bit more of a party atmosphere or- dare I say it- an underground British club feel. Continue reading →
Drawing from the NGV ’s Collection of Australian Fashion and Textiles, Australian Made: 100 Years of Fashion will look at the rise fashion in Australia from the 1850s to 1950s. The exhibition will include some rare early examples of labelled garments from the mid 19th century and a range of dresses, tailored items and accessories that were made and retailed in Australia during this period.
Fashion has played a vital role in Australia since first European settlement. Whether reflecting status and position in a newly formed society, or exhibiting new found wealth and flamboyance, the language of fashion was of the utmost importance for the burgeoning Australian society.
Absolute favourites in the style set, each of these designers has a unique signature and are loved by dedicated followers of fashion. Fresh, chic and never short on fun, this show will be a style riot.
Everyone’s favourite Gold Coast collective, Operator Please, return with their remarkably sophisticated sophomore album ‘Gloves’ on Friday April 23.
The band spent 12 months pouring their heart and soul into a record that was largely self produced at a Byron Bay farm and in Amandah Wilkinson’s Gold Coast lounge room.
Lead singer Amandah says, “The album is the perfect representation for where we are at right now. It has all the experiences and growth from touring, seeing places and discovering the new; encompassed into about 35 minutes of songs.”
The band chose to upload the debut single ‘Logic’ to Myspace two weeks ahead of service: the reaction was incredible, with national radio stations adding the track immediately. Proving to be an instant hit, ‘Logic’ is released digitally on February 16. Continue reading →
With the largest LCD screen assembled in Australia, showcases from national fashion giants Easton Pearson and Akira and huge international labels Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela from Camargue, the first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane group show at City Hall will start the festival in style on Sunday 23 August.
Festival Director Lindsay Bennett said the prestigious parade demonstrated the success of the Festival as a way to reach Queensland’s designers, retailers and fashion consumers. Continue reading →