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FAQ

What are the dates of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane?

The Festival will be staged from Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 August 2019

Where is the Fashion Festival held?

This year we are thrilled to host the Fashion Festival in a beautiful and on-trend new location, Howard Smith Wharves. A heritage Brisbane destination situated amidst the city’s most iconic sites, Howard Smith Wharves provides the perfect backdrop for this annual celebration of the best of Queensland fashion design.

All runway group shows will be staged in the newly built Howard’s Hall and our VIP Runway Lounge for sponsors and invited guests will be located on Rivershed West. As the entire Howards Smith Wharves is a dining precinct, we will be encouraging guests to explore the area or head to Mr Percival’s, the overwater bar allowing guests to enjoy a drink in style pre- and post-show each evening.

This year’s program also includes a special, off-site runway show, and some events are held in different locations. Please check your ticket for details relevant to your event.

How can I see this year’s program?

Click Events & Bookings above for the full program when it is released on Monday 3 June 2019.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets to the 2018 Fashion Festival go on sale through QTIX on Monday, 3rd June 2019.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are sold via QTIX. Follow the link on our Bookings page or visit www.qtix.com.au. Alternatively you can phone QTIX on 136 246.

What kinds of tickets are available? Can I choose where I sit?

For runway Group Shows, ticket options include general admission (allocated seating – you can choose your preferred seat from the available selection), Gold Passes (premium seating and admission to the VIP Runway Lounge), or Platinum Passes (front-row seating and admission to the VIP Runway Lounge).

Which designers are in each Group Show?

The full list of designers will be announced on Monday 3 June, 2019 when tickets go on sale.

How long does each Group Show usually run for?

Generally, each show runs between 30-40 minutes. Please note that shows do start at advertised times, and seating begins approximately 15 minutes prior to each show. Aim to arrive early so that you can be seated in plenty of time.

How do I volunteer at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane?

Each year we enlist the help of volunteers in a number of different areas, including Front of House (ushers), Back of House (dressers) and Drivers. Volunteer applications will open in early July and at this time you will be able to apply online via our Volunteers page.

For further notifications on volunteer applications opening, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media.

Can I work as a makeup artist or hairstylist at the Fashion Festival?

Our official Hair and Makeup Partners for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane are Schwarzkopf Professional and Issada Cosmetics. We do not employ freelance stylists.

How do you select models for the Fashion Festival?

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane only employs experienced runway models from professional modelling agencies. All of our model bookings will be made directly with the agencies.

How can I apply for Media Accreditation for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival?

This is a consumer ticketed event. We do also welcome a select number of media, bloggers, and photographers to cover the event. If you would like to apply for Media Accreditation, applications are assessed on an individual basis. Please contact us if you wish to apply.

I purchased a Platinum or Gold Pass. What time should I arrive and how do I get to the VIP Runway Lounge?

Access to the VIP Runway Lounge opens seventy five minutes prior to the show start time advertised on your ticket. When you arrive at Howard Smith Wharves, simply follow the signs or ask one of our friendly volunteers for directions to the Lounge. Ensure you bring your entrée card included with your ticket, as this is required for access. Please note access to the Lounge is restricted to patrons 18+.

I am travelling by car, where can I park?

Car Parking

For those looking to drive, consider Secure Parking Howard Smith Wharves. Night Parking $15.00. The promotion code is MBFF19. To redeem this exclusive MBFF offer book online via Secure-a-Spot: Visit www.secure-a-spot.com.au and reserve your car park.

Travelling by Bus

Adelaide Street, Eagle Street, Ann Street and Brunswick Street are the closest bus stops to HSW and are roughly 400m walk to HSW.

Travelling by Foot

The west footpath joins from the City Reach Boardwalk near Queen Street, Brisbane City. The east footpath begins at the New Farm Riverwalk from Riverview Court, New Farm. Two lifts are located at the top of the cliffs on Bowen Terrace for direct access into the precinct.

I am travelling by Taxi, Uber or limousine, where should I direct the driver?

A designated pick-up and drop-off zone outside The Fantauzzo Hotel, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City for quick and easy access.

Alternatively there are two lifts are located at the top of the cliffs on Bowen Terrace for direct access into the precinct.