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MBFF Brisbane 2019 Program Out Now

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is thrilled to unveil its program for 2019, featuring a series of must-see runway shows and immersive fashion events to excite every fashion fan!

Staged at the Festival’s spectacular new venue, Howard Smith Wharves, from Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 August, tickets for all events are on sale now – so move quickly to secure your place during Queensland’s most fashionable week.

Join us as we officially launch the Fashion Festival for 2019 with our exclusive Sunset Launch Party on Sunday, 25 August. Hosted by new Festival Gold Partner, The Fantauzzo, guests will adorn themselves in Spring-appropriate white, while the colours of sunset provide the perfect backdrop to an evening of canapes, beverages, and a special first glimpse of the runway collections to be shown.

Also new to the program this year, Lunch with the Girls on Monday, 26 August invites ticketholders to indulge in a delicious, two-course luncheon at Brisbane City Hall in the company of some of Australia’s most fabulous and recognisable women: Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Network Ten’s Georgina Lewis, and 97.3FM’s Bianca Dye. Our special celebrity hosts will discuss all things fashion, while guests take in a salon show featuring the top 40 trends for Spring/Summer 19.

Guests who purchase tickets to Lunch with the Girls will also go into the draw to win an incredible prize, gifted by Fashion Festival Gold Partner, McKinney’s Jewellers, in celebration of the jeweller’s 135th anniversary. The prize includes a stunning strand of Australian South Sea Pearls featuring 31x Circle Baroque Silver Pearls secured with a diamond set invisible clasp, valued at $25,000. The winner will be drawn personally by Margot McKinney at the event.

The first show to launch our official runway at Howard’s Hall, long-time Fashion Festival Partner QueensPlaza will treat fashion lovers to the stunning, new-season collections from the centre’s luxury Australian and high-end international fashion brands at the QueensPlaza Fashion Show on Monday, 26 August. With QueensPlaza home to labels and retailers such as alice McCALL, Viktoria & Woods, Aje, Scanlan Theodore, sass & side, Calibre, David Jones, Paspaley and Mimco, ticketholders can expect a beautifully curated runway collection.

Principal Partner, Mercedes-Benz, presents Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1 on Tuesday, 27 August. See covetable collections from: Aje, Ginger & Smart, Bianca Spender, White Label Noba, Bonita Kaftans, alice McCALL, Lindsay Ridings and article:

On Wednesday, 28 August, usher in the new wave at The Fantauzzo Next Gen Group Show, showcasing: Me-Q, QUT Fashion, kimbralou, Kelvin Grove State College – KG BOLD, Annalisse Designs, Murrii Quu Couture, alisha MARAKI, Rosa Rosa The Label, TAFE Queensland, Maison Garde, Stranger, Astille, and Matilda Cove.

And closing out the runway on a high note, Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 on Thursday, 29 August will feature Spring/Summer collections from leading names in Queensland and Australian fashion, including:  Naudic, Sacha Drake, Bora, Ella Moda, URBBANA, BlackNBling, Kortni Portia, Boom Shankar and Aqua Blu Australia.

Guests and the public are also welcomed at The Fashion Bar, hosted this year at the appropriately stylish Mr Percival’s. With a spectacular setting over the water and cocktails pretty enough to be accessories in their own right, this is the perfect spot for pre- and post-show drinks.

Event tickets start from $48 and are available through or by calling QTIX on 136 246. For the true VIP treatment, Gold and Platinum Passes are also available.

With unprecedented ticket sales and record event sell-outs last year, fashion fans should act quickly to snap up their runway-side seats. Check out the entire Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane program on our website now!