BIGGER SHOWS & TOP DESIGNERS
Bigger Shows and Top Designers at 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane
The fashion agenda is set as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane reveals its program for 2017!
With a refined program, show-goers are in for a spectacular treat as this year’s runway shows feature more designers with more outfits than ever before, with up to 212 exits per show. Queensland’s best designers as well as leading names in Australian fashion will grace the runway at Old Government House with their Spring/Summer collections.
Kicking off the program, new Festival Partner Pacific Fair will showcase new-season collections from the best luxury, Australian and International fashion brands. The Pacific Fair Fashion Show on Monday, 28 August will feature Aje, Alice McCall, Dion Lee, David Jones, Ginger & Smart, INCU, Maje, Manning Cartell, Megan Park, Sandro Paris and more luxury brands.
Witness the future of design as the brightest up-and-coming fashion talents present their original and eclectic visions in the NEXT Hotel Next Gen Group Show, on Tuesday 29 August. This show features QUT Fashion, Megan Cannings Designs, Bold, Moreno Marcos, Annalisse Designs, Platinum Plus, Mara Swim, Lydia James, Black and Bling, Brisbane School of Fashion, TAFE Queensland Brisbane and Isabelle Quinn.
The much-loved QueensPlaza High Tea and Fashion Trends series also makes a return, on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August. Hosted by leading stylist Kimberly Gardner at Tattersall’s Club, guests will enjoy tea, treats and champagne alongside a salon showing of covetable looks by QueensPlaza’s line-up of Australian and global luxury brands.
McKinney’s Jewellers also joins the Fashion Festival as a new partner this year. The prestigious jeweller will adorn collections by some of Queensland’s top designers with dazzling sparkles. The McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show on Wednesday, 30 August features White Label Noba, Naudic, Hunt + Kelly, Paul Hunt ‘Cruise’, Sacha Drake, Ella Moda, Pia du Pradal, The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Jack Sullivan, Bertossi Brides and Bora.
And wrapping up the week, Principal Partner Mercedes-Benz presents a spectacular showcase of leading Queensland and Australian designers. See Camilla, Aqua Blu Australia, Chelsea De Luca, Lisa Brown, George Wu, Urbbana, Paul Hunt, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart and Manning Cartell in the Mercedes-Benz Group Show, Thursday 31 August.
Plus, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane will again host the most stylish space for a pre- and post-show glass of sparkling – the Fashion Bar, on the lawn at Old Government House.
Tickets are on sale now via QTIX, priced from $45. To make a night of it, the Fashion Festival once again offers ticket and hospitality packages. The Platinum Pass ($175 including exclusive front-row access), and Gold Pass ($150 including premium seating), each come with a pre-show invitation to the VIP Runway Lounge.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is also pleased to donate $1 from every ticket sold to Bravehearts.
Be quick to secure your seat at the runway for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane! Visit www.mbff.com.au for the full program and bookings; or call QTIX on 136 246.