The new-look Brisbane Fashion Festival is set to return from August 23-25, 2021 as a spectacular celebration of Brisbane, Queensland, and Australian fashion.

In 2021 Brisbane Fashion Festival will take the runway ‘to the streets’, taking over King George Square in the heart of Brisbane city from Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 August. This iconic, central
location will allow for Brisbane Fashion Festival’s biggest runway yet, inviting hundreds of fashion lovers to revel in each fashion show while keeping the event safe for all involved. The Fashion Festival will showcase the very best of local fashion design, from the most well-known names in Queensland fashion to the brightest up-and-coming talent, alongside some of Australia’s coveted national labels.

Brisbane Fashion Festival Director Lindsay Bennett said he was delighted to unveil the initial plans for the 2021 event. “Just as fashion reinvents itself, we’re once again known by our original name established with the Festival’s inception in 2006,” Mr Bennett said. “With the need to cancel the Fashion Festival in 2020 due to the pandemic, and all the difficulties experienced by local businesses during that time, there is greater excitement than ever before to stage Queensland’s premier celebration of local fashion talent. We invite fashion lovers to rediscover the beauty and quality of Queensland and Australia’s own incredible designers, while rediscovering all the amazing things our city has to offer.”

Brisbane Fashion Festival organisers thanked long-term partner, Mercedes-Benz, for its invaluable and unwavering support over the past 14 years of the event, and to wholeheartedly
welcome Brisbane Economic Development Agency as the Festival’s new Principal Partner.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Brisbane Fashion Festival was a standout on Brisbane’s annual event calendar and its highly anticipated return in 2021 would uplift the creative industry and excite the city’s most fashion-forward residents. “This festival always brings Brisbane’s local and national fashion designers to attention with its iconic runway, this year in King George Square, where the works of fashion designers are showcased for everyone to see and enjoy,” Cr Schrinner said. “Our creative industry and local businesses need our support and this event will employ local creatives and attract media exposure and sales for our designers, showcasing Brisbane as the best location for our incredible fashion sector to shine.”

As Brisbane Fashion Festival evolves, what remains the same is its dedication to driving fashion retail for Queensland. Fashion enthusiasts can expect a spectacular line-up of Queensland and Australian designers, both established and emerging, with all the raw creativity, covetable aesthetics, and incredible runway moments audiences have come to expect from this premier annual event. Stay tuned for further details, including participating designers and the program of events.

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